Majella was born in West Cork in 1964. She studied at Limerick School of Art and Design and now lives and works on Sherkin Island, West Cork.
Majella played a leading role in establishing the acclaimed Cork University Hospital Millennium Collection, which contains the work of numerous leading artists and she is a member of the CUH Arts Committee since 2000.
She is currently an art facilitator on the BA (hons) Visual Arts Degree Programme on Sherkin Island and was one of the key people involved in its set-up from the Pilot Programme in 1999 to 2002 to its accreditation as an honours degree programme by Dublin Institute of Technology.
Majella is currently a Board Member of West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen and was the Chairperson of the Board from 2003 to 2009 when she steered the building development project as a member of the New Building Project Development Group. A new purpose-built arts building opened to the public in Skibbereen in January 2015. She is also a member of the Exhibition Programming Group which assesses applications for exhibitions and artists projects for WCAC’s exhibition programme.