Awards & Highlights

2010: Highest results across any MA degree completed by any student in 2010 at Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge (Academy of Irish Language University Education), NUI Galway, for an MA in Irish Legislative and Legal Translation (Thesis: An Annotated Translation of the Criminal Assets Bureau Act, 1996).

2009: Top 50 Irish-language Businesses Nominee 2009, for 'Na Fomhóraigh' Stilt-based street theatre production.

2007: Face of Dublin St Patrick's Day Festival on major bus, poster, print and internet publicity.

2006: Belfast Media Group/TG4 Aisling Award for Outstanding Services to Irish: On behalf of iMeasc, a network of Irish-speaking immigrants, for role as co-founder and public spokesperson for iMeasc. (Click here  for a full account of iMeasc's work)

2002:Television documentary, 'Femme Fabulasach', on Ariel and her work broadcast on both RTÉ1 and TG4, primary English and Irish-language television stations in Ireland respectively.

1997: Founder and Joint Co-ordinator, Summer and Autumn Scots Gaelic Schools, Sydney, Australia.

1997-1998: Founder & Writer, Irish-language page, An Tobar, Irish-Australian Review, Sydney.

1994 & 1995: Penultimate & final year Prize for German language study.

1993: Selected as a Year 10 student, under the tutelage of Matthew Hindson, now one of Australia's leading Contemporary Composers, along with final year students and university students to have her 'Double Violin Concerto in F Sharp Minor' workshopped by the world-reknowned Australian Chamber Orchestra in Sydney 1993.

1993: Joint School Poetry Prize Winner with friend Emma Jones, who would later become an internationally award-winning Australian poet and recipient of the prestigious William Wordsworth Poets Residency in England's Lakeland District.