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awards & honours

creative & performing arts

July 2020: 

Overall Winner of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Poetry Award for Poetry & Film. CA, USA.

April 2020:

Selected as one of the Irish Writers' Centre /International Literature Festival Dublin Young Writer Delegates for 2020. Dublin, IE.

January 2020: 

Doolin Writers' Weekend: Shortlisted For Bucharest. Clare, IE.

November 2019:

UMaine Poetry Slam (2nd Place). Orono, ME, USA.


October 2019:

Ó'Bhéal Poetry Film Competition @ IndieCork: Shortlisted for The Beach Woman. Cork, IE.

July 2019:

Cursed Murphy Step Up To The Mic Slam (2nd Place). Wexford, IE.

April 2019:

Cúirt International Festival of Literature: Spoken Word Platform (2nd Place). Galway, IE. 


October 2017:

NoiseFlicks Film Festival: Best Writing Award for  My Great Aunt Chrissie. Dublin, IE.


June 2021:


The National Student Media Awards 2021. Dublin, IE. 

Winner – European Commission Award for Journalism Relating to European Issues

Nominated – Journalist of the Year

Nominated – Features Writer of the Year: News & Current Affairs

Nominated – Digital Journalist of the Year

Shortlisted – Features Writer of the Year: Arts & Pop Culture

May 2021:

Student Publication Association National Conference 2021. London, UK. 

Highly Commended – Best Interview Award for interview with Nile Rodgers in Motley Magazine

February 2021:

Student Publication Association Regional Conference 2021, Dublin, IE. 

Highly Commended – Outstanding Commitment to Student Journalism


March 2020:


Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship Winner 2020 under the mentorship of Danny Denton. University College Cork, IE. 


August 2019:

​Recipient of the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship to the University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA.

January 2018:

Inaugural Kavanagh Celtic Civilisation Entrance Scholarship Recipient, Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork, IE. 

September 2017–September 2021: 

Quercus Talented Students' Programme Active Citizenship Scholarship at University College Cork, IE.


April 2019:


Winner – Best Social Media Campaign for UCC Fencing at UCC Clubs & Societies Awards. Cork, IE. 


March 2019:

Selected as 1 of 32 delegates to attend the ThreeDotDash Peace Summit with We Are Family Foundation for work relating to The Lit Young Writers' Festival. NY, USA.

April 2018:

Shortlisted– Fresher of the Year for UCC LGBT* Society at UCC Societies STAR Awards. Cork, IE.

May 2017:

Best Student English & History at Abbey Community College. Waterford, IE.

November 2016:

Waterford Lions' Club Youth Ambassador. Waterford, IE. 

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