Born in Dublin but raised in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Educated in Carrick-on-Suir and Dublin, he subsequently trained as an accountant with E&Y in Ireland and has operated his own private practice in London since 1990. He is also a member of the committee of The Irish Literary Society (founded 1892) and Assistant Curator of the London Irish Rifles Museum. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts in London and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. He is also a member of The Military History Society of Ireland and the British Association of Irish Studies. He has a deep interest in Irish Culture and Sport and Irish Military History. He did a Post Graduate MA in Irish Studies at St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill in 2015/2016. His dissertation was titled “Subaltern Voices of the Connaught Rangers 1914-1922.” He has lectured in Ireland and the UK on Irish Military topics.