From 1978 – 1982 Ronan attended the National College of Art & Design in Dublin where he received an Honours Diploma in Sculpture 1981 and the following year an Honours Degree Sculpture B.A.
From 1982 – 1984 Ronan attended Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. USA. and received an Honours Degree Sculpture M.F.A.
In 1985 he returned to Dublin where he worked for a number of years before moving his studio to Drogheda, Co Louth.
In 1998 he moved to Achill Island where he now lives and works.
1989. Two Person Show with Paki Smith. Guinness Hops Store, Dublin. Travelling to Limerick City Art Gallery, Octagon Gallery, Belfast, Wexford Arts Centre.
1990. Budapest Triennial of Small Sculpture. Selected one of three to represent Ireland.
1991. First Solo Exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
1992. Solo Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings. Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Travelling to Limerick City Gallery, Market Gallery Athy, Dundalk Town Hall, Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda.
1994. Solo Exhibition. Sculpture and Drawings. Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. Travelling: Limerick City Gallery & Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda.
1999. Group Exhibition. Aba Teangaí, Achill Island.
2004. Group Exhibition. Aba Teangaí, Achill Island. ’Cethorinus Maximus’
2007. ‘Interchange’. An exhibition of Fullbright Scholars. Farmleigh House Dublin. Show travels to High Lanes Gallery Drogheda Co Louth.
2007. Group Exhibition. Aba Teangaí, Achill Island. ‘Aquilla’
2009. Group Exhibition. Solomon Art. Outdoor Exhibition. Co Kildare.
2009. Achill Artists Group Exhibition. Kunsthaus Rhenenia. Cologne, Germany.
2011. Group Exhibition. Aba Teangaí, Achill Island. ‘Aurelia’
2012. Group Exhibition Solomon Gallery Dublin.
2012. Solo Outdoor exhibition of sculpture. Carraholly, Westport. Co Mayo. Exhibition travels to Solomon Fine Art. Dublin.
2014. Group Exhibition. Aba Teangaí, Achill Island. ‘Gravity’
2017. Solo Exhibition. Custom House Gallery. Westport. Co Mayo (April)
Solomon Gallery Dublin. (May)
Group Exhibition. Aba Teangaí, Achill Island. ‘Ceann Bhán’