13-16 June 2024

16 Jun 2024
The Vico

The Madonna Effect

Why do women (and sometimes men too) have an urge to do ‘something new, something different’ in later life?   Is it easier to find courage as you age? Is it all about reinvention or is it more about understanding who you really are and becoming the person you were born to be before gender, life, kids and mortgages? Join this lively, upbeat, often hilarious panel discussion with three women, who have all experienced reinvention in their 50s. From a stay at home mother, Barbara Scully is a writer, author and broadcaster; Orla O’Doherty morphed from a professional squash player to writer and comedian; and Val Troy from accountancy to comedy writer.

Barbara Scully, Orla O’Doherty and Val Troy