Recent Residencies, Projects and Readings



Whilst at the residency Officina Stamperia Del Notaio in  the coastal mountain village of Tusa, Sicily, I examined the themes of love, loss, nature and belonging through poetry and explored the landscape of Sicily in the work and wrote on themes  implicit in this land as well as comparing and contrasting Sicilian and Irish mythology through poetic form. I also spent time composing poems with melody and polyrhythms using a loop pedal and the kalimba (an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs).




Connaught Tribune-Artist in Profile-March 18th 2016


Featured reader at Over The Edge literary event series, Galway City Library, August 2015.

Featured reader at New Irish Writing Showcase at Cúirt International Literature Festival, Galway, Ireland, April 2016.

Poetry reading at Speak-Eatsy, community food and culture night, Cloughjordan Eco-Village Ireland, April 2017.

Other Poetry readings include book launches, cultural nights around the country, magazine launches and competition shortlist readings.


Finalist in the Doolin Poetry Prize, 2015.

Long-listed  and shortlisted in Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition, 2015 and 2018.

Finalist in North West Words International Poetry Competition, 2017.


Nature and Belonging– a creative collaboration of visual artists and musicians with poetry culminating in exhibition at Cloughjordan Eco- Village, Ireland, March 2017.

Nature Your Soul-artist collaboration in the local community with forest therapy facilitator-poetry and art trail in woodland at Brigid’s Garden Heritage Centre, September 2017.

image from Nature Your Soul 3


Connaught Tribune-Artist in Profile-March 18th 2016