At the age of 16 Niall became interested in violin making. In 2010 he completed the violin-making course in Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK. Whilst in his final year at Newark, Niall worked part time in Stringers violin shop in London and it was here that he started working on bows. After finishing at Newark, Niall joined Maison Bernard in Brussels serving an apprenticeship with Pierre Guillaume. Following that he spent nearly two years working with renowned bow maker Noel Burke.
He now has a workshop in Kilkenny City, Ireland.
In 2018 Niall received two certificates of merit for craftsmanship for Violin and Cello from the Violin Society of America. He takes a lot of inspiration from the work of Étienne Pajeot one of the great French makers of the early 19th Century.