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Mairead Ronan

30 Years Later ‘Under The Hawthorn Tree’ Author Revisits The Irish Famine In A New Way

'Under the Hawthorn Tree' captured the hearts and minds of so many children in Ireland, and the woma...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

4:55 PM - 13 Jan 2020



Mairead Ronan

30 Years Later ‘Under The Hawthorn Tree’ Author Revisits The Irish Famine In A New Way

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

4:55 PM - 13 Jan 2020

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'Under the Hawthorn Tree' captured the hearts and minds of so many children in Ireland, and the woman behind it stopped by the studio today to chat to Mairead about her newest book.

Marita Conlon McKenna has gone back to the subject of the famine in 'The Hungry Road', but this time tells the story from the perspectives from adults.

It's a story but captivating story and as Marita said, it's our story and it needs to be told.

You can hear the chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.


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Famine Irish Authors Marita Conlon McKenna The Hungry Road Under The Hawthorn Tree

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