Awarded MA in Film/Screenwriting from Dun Laoghaire School of Film in November 2004.

Awarded BA in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art and Design in June 1999.

Teaching Experience

Currently working as a part-time Assistant Lecturer on the Masters in Teacher Education and Design in Limerick School of Art and Design. Module focuses on use of digital-media education in the secondary level curriculum, Sept 2007 to date. Past work has been undertaken with the support of the Ubuntu Programme and Irish Aid.

Visiting Lecturer with various universities and colleges, 2005 to date. These include the University of Limerick (Irish Studies Department and Kemmy Business School), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (Teacher Education Department), National College of Art and Design (Fine Art Department), GMIT, Galway (Fine Art Department), Wexford College of Art (Fine Art Department) University College Cork (Folklore Department), Memorial University, St. Johns, Newfoundland (Folklore Department) and The School of Fine Art, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland.

Working for the Heritage Council as part of their Heritage in Schools Programme. 20014 to date. Further information at

Board and Committee Membership

Wexford Local Economic and Community Plan - Advisory Steering Group Member, May 2015 to date.

Member of the Steering Committee of the Oral History Network of Ireland. September 2015 to date.

Executive Committee member and co-founder of the Real Art Project exhibition and project space, Real ArtSpace, Mary Street, Limerick. July 1999 to December 2000.

Employed by the Real Art Project as Projects Co-coordinator. Tasks included the co-ordination of projects which included Infusion 1999 and 2000 - National Review of Live Art, Intransit, Transparent, RAW, Eject - Video Art Shorts, The Greatest Sound Art Album in the World, Ever! and Vague But True. July 1999 to January 2001.

Selection of Public Presentations/Talks and Conferences

Guest speaker at the Trans-Art Cavan a talk series devised by Annette Moloney and Maeve Mulrennan, June 2015

Guest speaker at the Inishowen Traditional Singing Weekend, March 2015

In conversation with Lisa Godson as part of the Blackstairs Film Festival, November 2014.

Guest speaker at The Oral History Society of Ireland Conference, Kilkenny, September 2014

Artist Talk at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork, Feb 2013

Presented a talk on his public art practice with Aileen Lambert and Jenny Haughton, Carlow IT, Wexford Campus, Nov 2012.

Guest speaker for the Bealtaine conference ‘Creating a new old’, IMMA, Dublin May 2012

Guest speaker for Collin Barracks ongoing talk series ‘Material Culture’. May 2012

Guest Lecturer at the MA School of Marketing, University of Limerick. February/March 2012

Guest speaker for the Bealtaine conference in The National Library. March 2012

Presented a talk on Ireland’s Percent for Art Programme as part of international symposium on public art, Oct 2011.

Presented an Artist Talk as part of the screening programme ShortSpace which was held in Filmbase in Dublin, May 2011

Presented an Artist Talk as part of the Open Art series of talks organised by Cavan County Council and The Arts Council, Feb 2011.

Presented an Artist Talk as part of Professional Practice Seminar for Visual Artists which was organised by Galway Arts Centre, Nov. 2010.

Delivered a two-day presentation to the Folklore Department of University College Cork and The Northside Folklore Project. Oct/Nov 2010

National Heritage Week. Presented a various folklore collections in New Ross Library, Co. Wexford. Aug 2010.

Presented a collection of folklore on film from the SE of Ireland in libraries in Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny as part of The Festival of the Sea which links the SE of Ireland and Newfoundland. Sept 2010.

Launched new website containing all of the artists folklore collections. [] March 2010

Guest Lecturer at the Huston School of Film, Galway. Invited by Rod Stoneman. February 2010

Artist Talk, Galway Arts Centre, West Cork Arts Centre, Belltable Arts Centre, Letterkenny Cultural Resource Centre, Wexford Arts Centre, Droichead Arts Centre, Dunmaise Arts Centre, Solstice Arts Centre, Siamsa Tíre and Riverbank Arts Centre. November 2009

Talk and Film Presentations, Various venues in Co. Mayo as part of Mayo County Councils Excel Festival, Nov. 2009

Artist Talk, Expresión en Corto Film Festival, San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato, Mexico. Aug 2009

Mentorship in the Arts, Galway Arts Centre, July 2009. Organised by Common Ground and Create.

Bealtaine Folklore Screenings, various venues in Counties Tipperary and Mayo, May 2009

Artist Talk, Tensta Konstall, Stockolm, Sweden. Organised by William Easton.

Community and Authorship, Tuar Arts Centre, Moate, Co. Westmeath, December 2008.

Organised by Create.

Folklore Presentation, Folklore Department, UCC, Cork City. October 2008. Organised by Folklore Department.

Irish Artist Led Initiatives, Catalysts Arts, Belfast, April 2008. Organised by Megs Morley

Folklore Presentation, Folklore Department, Memorial University, St. Johns, Newfoundland. Sept. 2007.

Critical Voices Programme, Civic Theatre, Tallaght, April 2007.  Organised by Create and the Arts Council

Cultural Collaboration Conference, St. Brides, Newfoundland, Sept 2006. Organised by The Festival of the Sea


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