Sean Garech Godley was born in Cavan to John Godley, 3rd Baron Kilbracken and his second wife, Susan Heazlewood. He grew up between the family's estate, Killegar House, near carrugallen, County Leitrim, and the United Kingdom. Godley was educated at Bradfield College, gained a BA in Film Theory and Psychology (2004) from The University of Gloucestershire and an MA in Writing (2007) from NUI Galway.
He won the prize for the best Short Poem at Ireland's leading literary festival, the Listowel Writer's Week, in 2006 for his sonnet "Sitting Still". He also received the Leitrim Guardian Literary Award for his short story "Flying the Nest". He is currently working on his first novel.
- "Competitions" Writers Week.