My writing awards include:


  • October 2017: Arts Council of Northern Ireland – General Art Award Scheme.


I was awarded a grant under the SUPPORT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL ARTIST programme towards the costs of completing a draft of my first novel.







  • Joint first in the Cúirt New Irish Writing award, Galway, Ireland, 2008.


  • Prizewinner in Samhain International Poetry Competition, Donegal, Ireland, 2004.


  • Nomination by Poetry Ireland as Best Emerging Writer at the International Poetry Now Festival in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, 2003.