The Winter Dress, is an historical drama. This compelling story reflects the strength of one woman, Rose, whose determination and irrepressible good humor overcomes the cruelties thrown in her way. Rose’s journey on a winter’s night finds her sheltering in the shadow of the monastery in Wells, Co Carlow, where she meets a monk. The two share their stories to pass the night. What follows is an account of life in medieval Ireland, reflecting the cultural divisions and the similarities between communities struggling to survive.