Seán O’Driscoll discusses his book on Rose Dugdale – Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber

Martina Durac, Artistic Director of EBCF, will be in conversation with Clare author Sean O’Driscoll about his book on Rose Dugdale. Born into a wealthy family, she was part of the last crop of debutantes presented to the Queen. She went to Oxford to train as an academic economist. At the age of thirty she began giving away her inheritance. She moved to Ireland in the early 1970s having become devoted to the Republican cause.

Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber tells the story of how Rose Dugdale became a central figure in the IRA’s research and development operation, helping to innovate weapons and explosives that posed a constant threat to security forces and civilians.

Sean O’Driscoll’s investigative journalism has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian and the Irish Times. He worked as an immigration and criminal lawyer in New York, and now works as news editor at the Irish Daily Mail. Martina Durac made a documentary about Rose Dugdale for TG4 as part of a series about women and armed conflict and this promises to be a fascinating conversation.

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Venue: Temple Gate Hotel
Cost: €12/€10

Tickets available online and from glór box office. (065 6843103 – open from 10am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday and from 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays).


  • Date : 3 March 2023
  • Time : 4:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Temple Gate Hotel