I grew up in Laois and currently live on the edge of The Burren in County Galway, Ireland. I studied Irish language and history at University College Dublin before training in primary teaching and then counselling and psychotherapy. I was lucky to be able to travel throughout Africa and other places around the world studying ethnic music and dance. When I moved to the west of Ireland, I started workshops with Kevin Higgins at Galway Arts Centre in 2014 and have been writing ever since. From time to time, I facilitate the Artist’s Way programme and other creative arts projects in Ireland. I’m blessed to have had my poetry published in some of the following lovely inspiring magazines and journals including Crannóg, Boyne Berries, The Curlew, A New Ulster, The Galway Review, Skylight 47, North West Words, ROPES(NUIG) and The Ogham Stone (U.L.) I’m delighted my poems have been short-listed in a number of competitions including The Doolin Poetry Competition(2016), Over The Edge Writer of the Year(2015 ad 2018) and North West Words Poetry Competition(2017). I was selected to read as part of Over The Edge New Irish Writing at Cúirt Festival of Literature in 2016 and then published a pamphlet, Lilac and Gooseberries, thanks to Lapwing Press in March 2017 and hope to publish a first collection in 2020. I completed an artist in residency programme focusing on writing and music at Oficina Stamperia del Notaio in Sicily in July 2018. It was an amazing experience. My work is currently drawn towards the themes of nature and belonging which I’ve explored through outdoor instillation, poetry and collaborative art exhibitions.