Nora has been the Artistic Director of Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre since 2008. The 242-seater theatre and gallery is highly regarded for its yearlong programme of innovative theatre, music, film, opera, visual arts, comedy dance, multi-disciplinary events, workshops and residencies.
Before taking up the position in Mermaid in 2008, Nora was a curator in the prestigious Lewis Glucksman Gallery on the campus of University College Cork and in the Hunt Museum in Limerick.
Her work in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery played an integral part in the establishment of the gallery as one of national and international significance. Prior to this, she worked in the Hunt Museum in Limerick, during which time the museum was recognised as Irish Museum of the Year in 2003.
Nora holds two Masters Degrees in International Studies and the History of Art and Design and a BA in French and German from Trinity College Dublin.