Sheila is originally from Carlow and was organist in Bennekerry Parish Church, Co. Carlow at the age of 12yrs. She studied music at UCD and later studied for the Diploma in Church Music at NUI Maynooth. Since 1983 Sheila has lived in Co. Meath and taught music at Scoil Muire, Trim and at Dunshaughlin Community College.
Sheila was organist and choir director for the parish choir in Ratoath Co. Meath until she retired in June 2020. She is also a member of Meath Diocesan Choir and Cór na Mí .