Awarded funding from the Arts Council Professional Development programme.
Won scholarship to 3 week online course ‘Writing As Sanctuary’ with Pat Conroy Literary Centre, USA.
http://www.pendemic.ie won 3rd prize.
Awarded a bursary from Dun Laoghaire County Council in conjunction with Creative Ireland for a mentorship with the Irish Writers Centre and a week-long residency in Tyrone Guthrie.
Won fourth prize in Embassy of Ireland, Athens, inaugural Bloomsday Creative Writing Competition.
Won Iceland Writers Retreat. Won 1 of 3 full bursaries.
Bronte Parsonage Haworth. Won 1 of 2 full bursaries to attend a Festival of Womens Writing.
Won 1 of 2 full bursaries to attend a week-long creative non-fiction course at The Stinging Fly Summer School with Arnold Fanning.
Birr Writers Residency. Won 1 of 2 bursaries for a week-long residency in Tin Jug Studio in Birr.
Date with An Agent. Won a Date with An Agent in Smock Alley. 1 of 60 writers from 500 applicants.
First Page Pitch. Won a place to read to 2 London Agents as part of Cork World Book Festival.
Kanturk Arts Festival Flash Fiction Competition. Won third prize.
Greywood Arts. Won 1 of 2 bursaries – 3 day residency, membership of online writing group https://indulgeinwriting.com/, 15 hours editing with editor Sally Vince.
Pharmanord. Won writing competition.
Aurora Writing Retreats. Won scholarship to attend a weekend writing workshop.
Perfect Perfect at The O’Brien Press Culture Night. Won a place to pitch my picture book to editors.
The John Hewitt Society Summer School in Armagh. Won a bursary to attend a week of workshops and talks.
A Page From My Life shortlisted in the An Post Irish Book Awards in the best Irish Published Book Category.
Shortlisted in Kilmore Quay Write by the Sea Literary Festival in the memoir category.
Shortlisted in Ray D’Arcy radio competition ‘A Page from My Life’ from over 2000 entries. The shortlist to be published in book form by Harper Collins in Autumn 2020.
Shortlisted for partial scholarship for memoir writing with writers Mary Karr and George Saunders in Patmos, Greece.
February 2019 and 2020
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Language bursary.
Kilmore Quay Short Story Competition.
Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition.
Birr Writers Residency.
Retreat West Best Opening Page Competition.
Kanturk Arts Festival Flash Fiction Competition.