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Competitions and Awards

  • May 2016: Awarded residency at Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales

  • February 2016: Awarded residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig

  • August 2014: ‘Keeper of the Keys’ longlisted Over The Edge, Galway

  • March 2014;: ‘A Perfect Prayer’ shortlisted for Hennessy award

  • 2013: Awarded Cecil Day Lewis Literary Bursary for emerging writer by Kildare Co.Council

  • October 2013: ‘The peace of Evening’ Ist prize, James Plunkett award: Writers Union

  • 2013: ‘Waiting’ longlisted for a WOW award

  • 2013: ‘Freezing Raspberries’ longlisted Over The Edge

  • March 2013: ‘A Perfect Prayer’: selected for New Irish Writing, Irish Independent

  • 2012: ‘Love and chocolate’ shortlisted Jonathan swift Saggart

  • 2012: Boy on a Window Ledge’ long and shortlisted Over the edge, Galway

  • 2011: ‘Boy on a Window Ledge’. Selected by Nuala Ni Conchubair for ‘Lonely Voice’ readings in the Irish Writers centre

  • 2010: ‘Waiting’ long and shortlisted in Over the edge New Writer of the year competition

  • 2009: ‘Woman walking in Nassau St’: chosen for ‘Stories for the Ear’ by Neil Donnelly for K.C.C.

  • 2009: ‘Snapshots’ long listed in Fish short story competition

  • 2007: ‘Tick – Tock’ winner of humorous essay section Writers week originals Listowel

  • 2007: ‘Tryst’ selected as runner up in RTE/ Poolbeg competition ‘Do the Write Thing’

  • 2004: ‘Tryst’ short-listed to last ten in internat. section of British ‘Real Writers’ comp.

  • 2004: ‘No More Flowers’ won first prize in short story ‘Cecil Day Lewis’ Literary competition


Published work

  • ‘Tryst’. ‘Do the Write thing’ anthology- short story. Poolbeg press 2007

  • ‘Tick – Tock’: Winners anthology Listowel Writers week 2008- humorous essay

  • ‘The Cave’ : ‘Census 1’ anthology 2008

  • ‘Woman walking in Nassau St’ : ‘Census 2’ 2009, and chosen and professionally recorded for ‘Stories for the ear’ volume 1 2009. Kildare County Council Arts office.

  • ‘Walking with Another’: ‘Census 3’ 2012- Seven Towers.

  • ‘Boy on a Window Ledge’ : Crannog literary magazine March 2013.

  • ‘A Perfect Prayer’: published in New Irish Writing, Irish Independent, March 2013

  •  ‘At the Water’s Edge’ New Roscommon Writing Awards Booklet December 14

  • ‘Don’t Forget the Charger’ Roscommon Herald May 15

  • ‘Snapshots’ Long Story Short online literary journal, July 15  

  • ‘Filling the well’ Roscommon Herald August 15

  • ‘Boy on a Window Ledge’ Roscommon Herald  Monthly short story feature April 2016

  • ‘Sometimes’ (poem) Flare poetry broadsheet October 2016

  • ‘Waiting’ (poem) published in Flare 2, quarterly publication from the Sunflower Sessions January 2017

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