Matthew West attended Trinity College Dublin (B.A. 1768, M.A. 1773) and was curate of Donnybrook (1772) and Vicar of Carnalawey (1777) in Kildare.
Ethelinda: or, love and duty. A tragedy. 1769.
Poems, &c. on several occasions. 1775?
The blessedness of death, a sermon: preached at the funeral of the Revd. John Clements Chaigneau, A.M. 1776?
Charity the seal of Christian perfection, a sermon preached before his excellency, the Lord Lieutenant. 1777.
Pizarro; a tragedy, in five acts. 1799.
Female heroism: a tragedy. 1803.