Originally from Dublin, Deirdre lives with her family in Kells County Meath. Her mother Pat was an ardent theatregoer with Deirdre accompanying her to all manner of productions from childhood. Having attended Drama school, Dramsoc and Amateur groups she founded her own Theatre Company in 1997. Tall Tales became a successful independent company, funded by the Arts Council and this is where Deirdre began writing. Believing in the power of Theatre to change hearts and minds, she writes from the margins, charting the human condition as it grapples with contemporary life. Moment, Bogboy, Melody, Halycon Days, Spinning receive regular productions worldwide.