Neasa studied English and Classics (Double First Class Honours), with a specialism in Creative Writing (Distinction) at NUI Galway. While an undergraduate, she served on a total of eleven committees; she was Auditor of the Classics Society (and served as the University Representative on the Classics Association of Ireland), and Auditor of the Drama Society. In 2011, she won ‘Best Society Individual’ at NUI Galway Society Awards for her efforts. In her penultimate year, she also studied with Princeton University on the Global Seminar Programme, Performing Irishness. She spends most of her free time playing harp and piano, and running off to see as many plays as possible in the numerous theatres around Dublin.
Neasa studied for an M. Phil in Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin for the 2012-13 year. Her dissertation focused on the representations of intellectual disability and mental health issues in Irish Theatre (2006-Present). She is currently studying for an M.Res in Playwriting Studies at University of Birmingham.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2012
University: National University of Ireland, Galway
Course: Ancient & Classical Studies