I’m originally from County Leitrim and have worked in the IT sector in Belfast for many years, before emigrating to the Fermanagh Lake-lands.  I began writing to get the nonsense out of my head.  I write poetry, short stories, personal essays and radio plays.  I’m currently writing the longest short story ever, I wonder will it turn into a novel?

I started writing this blog as an experiment in 2016.  My dog had much more to say than I had.   As a result the blog has been neglected because I realise that the creatures that keep me company are much more interesting than I am.

If you want to keep an eye on snippets of what I’m up to, I twitter a lot.

I take flitters of releasing my writing into the wild.  Thankfully, my babies have all been re-homed with good people that only want the best for them.


  • The Leitrim Guardian 2018 ‘Literary Award for Poetry’.
  • The Leitrim Guardian 2017 ‘Literary Award for Poetry’.
  • Bursary for the John Hewitt International Summer School this year (2016).
    This was an amazing experience.  It’s fitting that my first blog post is about surviving those six days.
  • Long listed for the “Over the Edge New Writer of the Year” awards in 2013


Publications and Radio




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