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The Blackthorn Tree

Niamh reflects on her crushing of childhood mystical beliefs when Belfast realities came close to home. Read by Maggie Cronin.

A series of original stories from some of Ireland’s most exciting writers.

Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart, The Thing About December) brings us to Limerick where a young writer befriends a local octogenarian, Tommy, and discovers the beauty within the man. Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing) takes us into a world of dark family secrets and revenge, while playwright Rosemary Jenkinson reflects on the changing landscape of Belfast and its mythology as a young girl believes she’s discovered the fairy folk in the hill behind her home.

Writer ..... Rosemary Jenkinson
Reader ..... Maggie Cronin
Producer ..... Heather Larmour

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15 minutes

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Writer Rosemary Jenkinson
Reader Maggie Cronin
Producer Heather Larmour

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