Born in Dublin in 1915, he worked as a teacher. He studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and for two years, from 1948 to 1949, he became a student of Henry Moore. In 1966 he was at the Kilkenny Design center in Dublin. He worked mainly for the Irish Catholic Church, and in 1964 he became famous with the sculpture “The Cildren of Lir” for the Garden of Remembrance opened in Dublin in 1966, cast by the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry, which was followed by other works including the statue of James Larkin.