My career in hand forged ironwork started in 1998 at the age of 19. I was a student for 2 years at the Irish school of Blacksmithing. I trained under Elmer Roush (Master blacksmith USA), Henry Profret (Blacksmith UK) and Paul Devlin (Blacksmith Ireland).
I completed the course with a distinction in Blacksmithing. As part of the course I got to go to the UK and work for Master Blacksmith Bill Corduroy at his Forge in Norfolk. I then worked for 5 years in Bushy Park Ironworks in Dublin. While in Dublin, I worked on many large scale projects including grand gates for Birr Castle. restoration work on railings at Trinity College, as well as many bespoke iron staircases and gates for private clients. I left Bushy Park in 2004 and set up my own workshop in my home county of Mayo in 2005.