Marita Conlon-McKenna“The famine was a ghost and it stepped on to the ship with them.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Author Marita Conlon-McKenna wonders if she was a bit mad to take on another book about the Irish Famine. Her famine-themed children’s book, Under the Hawthorn Tree (1990) continues to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike and is used in history classrooms across the globe. She told Ryan Tubridy this morning that she couldn’t resist working on the topic again after …