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Rosie O'Donnell

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell lost her mother when she was only 10 and wants to reconnect with her by tracing her Irish roots.

She embarks on a remarkable journey taking her via French Canada to Ireland itself and discovers how the Potato Famine drove her family into poverty.

Eventually a benefactor arranged their passages to America. Thus Rosie's family were able to start a new - and more prosperous - life in the New World.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Dec 2011 23:15
BBC One Northern Ireland, Wales only


Role Contributor
ProducerAlex Graham