Roger McHugh

Roger Joseph McHugh (24 July 1908 – 2 January 1987) was an Irish academic, author, playwright and politician.

He was educated Our Lady's Bower, Athlone; Synge Street CBS, Dublin and University College Dublin (UCD).[1] In 1965 he became Professor of English at UCD and in 1966 he was appointed the first Professor of Anglo–Irish Literature and Drama.[1]

He was elected to Seanad Éireann as an independent member in 1954 by the National University of Ireland constituency.[2] He lost his seat at the 1957 election.[2]


  1. "Roger McHugh". University College Dublin Archives. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  2. "Mr. Roger McHugh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 February 2012.

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