2007: Culture Ireland travel award, China.

1985-1986: Invited to study at the École National Superieur des Beaux Arts, Paris

1984: Travel Grant, Arts Council of Ireland

1984-1986: Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship. London, England

1983: Distinction in Fine Art, Limerick School of Art and Design

1983: Oireachtas Exhibition Award, Dublin.

1979-1983: Limerick City Vocational Education Committee Scholarship.