Clare graduated from the Conservatory of Music and Drama D.I.T. with distinction in 2003.
Since then she has worked with a variety of theatre companies performing in Ireland and internationally including Druid Theatre,The Abbey Theatre,Rough Magic, HotForTheatre,Verdant Productions,Deeramber Productions,Barabbas,Lane Productions,The Performance Corporation,Tall Tales,The Corn Exchange,Pan-Pan, PBM, The Theatre Project, Monkeyshine,The Ark andTEAM.
Recent productions include:Centenary(RTE/Cois Ceim); Big Maggie (Druid),The Dead The Opera(Performance Corporation-Project); The Train (Rough Magic-Lime Tree Theatre/Dublin Theatre Festival) for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Irish Times Theatre Awards; DruidShakespeare (Druid Theatre Company-Lincoln Festival,New York/National tour), Moll (Verdant-Gaiety Theatre); Beautiful Dreamers (ANUproductions/PerformanceCorporation); I♥Alice♥I (HotForTheatreDublinTheatreFestival/PeacockTheatre/NewYork/Paris/Iceland/ Glasgow/Croatia/Australia and New Zealand/Belfast/National tour) – Winner of Best Female Performer for this role in the Absolut Fringe Festival 2010; Bernarda’s House (Dowager- Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014) for which she was nominated for Best Female Performer;Crude Mechanicals(Bewley’s Cafe Theatre/Theatre at the Savoy);Happiness (Bewley’s Cafe Theatre/Meath Co.Co.);Assassins(Rough Magic Seeds-Project Arts Centre);A Galway Girl (Bewleys Cafe Theatre/Galway Arts Festival).
She has worked on numerous Radio plays the latest being Sam and the Animal Man (all for RTE Radio One) and her recent Film/TV work includes The Flag(Centenary Films); Fair City(RTE).