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2013         Post-Primary Teaching

2010         Family Learning Tutor Training, Clare VEC

2008         Certificate in Theory and Practice of

               Adult Education, Clare VEC

2008         Certificate in Child Protection, HSE

2004-05    Diploma in Bookselling - Dubray Books



2012-2013      Higher Diploma in Art for Art and Design Teachers

                       Limerick School of Art and Design

2005–2007     Master of Fine Art

                      National University of Ireland Galway/BCA

1999–2003      B.A. in History of Art & Fine Art Joint Course

                       National College of Art & Design, Dublin



Artist         re-possession, Faber Studios, eva International 2012


Curator   Rianta, GUAC Art Event, Ennis.  Supported by Clare Co. Arts Office, National      

                 Heritage Week, Ennis Town Council and GUAC.


Artist        The Midnight Court (2011), participatory event by Marie Connole and  

                Maeve Collins.  Limerick Language Alive Week /Culture Night Ennis/

                                            The Power of Local Arts Festival,Ennistymon


Co-Curator   'Trasna'/'Has been + is going'(2010), Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery


Artist           Aughty Public Art Projects, Supported by Arts Council of Ireland,    

                   Galway Co. Co., Clare Co. Arts Office and GUAC.


Assistant. Curator -     Irish Painting 1919-Present, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery

Selected Bibliography


Cherishing the Children, Clare ARts Office/Inagh NS, Blurb, 2016

Clare Yearbook Association, 2015

Visual Artists Ireland Newsheet, 2012

eva International 2012 Biennial of Visual Art, Circa Art Magzine July 17th, James Merrigan, 2012

Tubber Womens Group, VEC, Blurb, 2012

Weed or Knotweed?, Blurb 2013

Life on the Edge gives the best view. Irish Times 17th November,

Aidan Dunne, 2010

TULCA Visual Arts Festival. Living on the Edge Exhibition Catalogue, 2010

Abridged 0-17, Time, Maria Campbell and Gregory McCartney,

Verbal Arts Centre, 2009

Across the floor of my mind, Marie Connole, Blurb, 2009

The habit of remembering, Draiocht Season Brochure, April - August 2009

Kilkenny People, April, Tess Felder, 2008

Metro Herald, Dublin, May, 2008

To the Waters and the Wild, Eimear McKeith, Circa 121, Autumn 2007

Burren College of Art MFA Degree Show, Niall Moore, April 2007

Burren College of Art Postgraduate Yearbook, BCA, 2007

Iontas Small Works Competition exhibition catalogue, Sligo Art Gallery, 2007

Blinkzine, Muscailt Boirne, 2006

NCAD graduate exhibition catalogue, NCAD, 2003



2016/15/14/12    Materials Assistance Grant Award -

                         Clare Co. Arts Office

2011         Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award - Clare Co. Arts Office

2010         Project Award - Arts Council of Ireland,

               Galway Co. Council, Clare Co. Arts Office

2008         Artist Residency - Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavík

2008         Artist-in-Residence - Kilkenny County Arts Office

2007         Presidents’ Award - Burren College of Art  

2006/05    MFA Tuition Fees Bursary - Clare County Arts Office

2004         BCA Residency - Clare County Arts Office

2003         Student of Art 2003 - Spiresart Gallery, Co. Tyrone



2016    'The Shapeshifter's Trail', NUIG Art Gallery, Galway  

          'Vector', Culturlann Sweeney, Kilkee

          'The Wilderness Within, The White Space, Ennis

          'Able', LSAD Library, Limerick

2015    'Memories in Time', GUAC, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery

           'Dwelling in Time', GUAC, Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr

2014     'The Middle of Everywhere', Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan

           'Chimera', Biomedical Building, NUI Galway

2013     'Feasting on the Wind', GUAC, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery

           'Once Upon a Time', Kinsale Arts Festival, Curated Patrick T. Murphy

           The Parlour, TomCat Street Festival, Limerick

           'Mirror Mirror - Beauty and Perception', 2020 Art Gallery, Cork

2012     'Odyssey', Culture Night Ennis, Clare County Museum

           'Menagerie', Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, Birr, Co. Offaly

           're-possession', eva International, Faber Studios, Limerick

           'The Wood Between the Worlds', Occupy Space, Limerick

           'C:inside 2012', Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery, Limerick

           'Object/ive Obsessions', Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery, Limerick    

           'The 5th Annual 126 Members Show', 126, Galway

           'I had forgotten you existed', Faber Studios, Limerick

2011     'The Tales are True', Galway Arts Centre/Eight BAR, Galway

           'Trasna II', The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

           'Shorelines Arts Festival', Portumna, Co. Galway

           'Printmakers Open Submission', Limerick Printmakers

           'Links', The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

2010     'Has been + is going', The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

           'Aughty Public Art Projects', Woodford Heritage Centre, Co. Galway

           'TULCA', The Fairgreen Building, Galway

           'Blackboard', Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

           'Cruciverbal', The Space Gallery, Cork Contemporary Projects  

           'Collective', Inverlochy Art School, Wellington, New Zealand

2009     'Buy Enjoy', Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

           'The habit of remembering', Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown    

           'Migraine Association of Ireland', Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

2008     'Hems', Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavík

           '126 Members Show', Catalyst Arts, Belfast

           'Across the floor of my mind', The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

2007     'The Wrong Way Home', DeValera Gallery, Ennis                  

           'U Complete Me', 126, Galway

           'Iontas Small Works Competition', Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo              

           'Graduates ‘07', Glór, Ennis

           'Elements', The Loft Gallery, Dublin

           'Even Odd', Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

           'Bodies in Transit', Muscailt Fleadh Imboilg, NUI Galway, Galway



Artist-in-School - St. Flannan's N.S., Inagh, Co. Clare

Artist-in-School - Coore N.S., Coore, Co. Clare

Facilitator - Glor/Clare Arts Office, Leading the Education Programme for local authorities exhibition '30 Years, Artists, Places'

Teacher - Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Teacher - Colaiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare

Teacher - Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Liscoonvarna, Co. Clare

Tutor(current) - Clare VEC, Adult Education Service

Co-Director - Faber Studios, Limerick City

Chair - Ground Up Artists Collective

Assistant - Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Invigilator -Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Sales - Bookshop, IMMA, Dublin

Assistant -Clare County Arts Office, Co. Clare

Tutor Training - Burren College of Art , Co. Clare


Axa Insurance, Galway County Council, Clare County Arts Office, Kilkenny County Arts Office, Kultivator Archive - Sweden,

Wesley College Dublin, National University of Ireland - Galway,               Private Collections

Invited Speaker/Tutor


Glor - Leading First Education Programme for Primary Schools

Highlanes Art Gallery - Texaco Children's Art Exhibiton

Burren College of ARt - Artists Talk/Visiting Tutor

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery - Artists Talk as part of Links Exhibition

Limerick City Gallery of Art - Artists Talk on Re-possession project,eva International 2012

Jeremy Irons

Actor Jeremy Irons observing 'Venus Trap' by Marie Connole, Kinsale Arts Festival.

Photograph: John Allen, The Irish Times Newspaper, July 2013