Awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award for research and the early drafting of my next poetry collection. I’m extremely grateful to receive the award as it enables me to fund three short research stays in Dublin and two writing residencies during 2022.
Shortlisted for the Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year at the 2021 An Post Book Awards.
Winner of the Cercle Littéraire Irlandais, Paris, ‘Celebrating Women with Words’ 2021 writing competition.
Finalists’ readings and the announcement of results followed their marvellous online event celebrating Irish author Edna O’Brien being named Commander of the “Ordre des Arts et Lettres” by Roselyne Bachelot, French Minister of Culture, on Sunday 7 March. Find out more about the group at their Facebook page or website: Cercle Litteraire Irlandais – Le Cercle Littéraire Irlandais
Awarded 2020 Tyrone Guthrie Bursary from Clare Arts Office/Clare County Council. I will be using my time in Annaghmakerrig to work on my second collection of poetry.
Awarded a Creative Ireland community grant from to work with the children in Ballyvaughan National School on ‘ A Poem for Ballyvaughan’
Awarded a 2018 Birr Writer’s Residency by Offaly Co. Council Arts Office
September 2017 Monthly winner, Poetry – Hennessy New Irish Writing
Awarded a Department of Foreign Affairs bursary to attend the 2016 John Hewitt Summer School in Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Awarded a special Commerative 1916 Tyrone Guthrie Bursary by Clare Co. Council – residency will be used to work on my first poetry collection.
Third Prize – Baffle Poetry Competition, Baffle Festival
Second Prize – Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Competition, Hungry Hill Festival
Full Scholarship from the Yeats International Summer School, Sligo
Winner, Words on the Waves Poetry Award