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Under the Hawthorn Tree

Based on the internationally acclaimed book by award-winning author Marita Conlon-McKenna, Under the Hawthorn Tree follows the journey of three brave siblings as they fight for survival during the Potato Famine in Ireland, 1845.

When their father goes to find work and their mother leaves to find him, Eily, Michael and Peggy, starving and faced with the workhouse,embark on a treacherous journey to find the great aunts they have heard of only in stories. 

This story of family, history and hope is told like never before in a new play by Charles way, directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, with original music by Garth McConaghie and the breathtaking backdrop of the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh. 

Event Details

Age Suitability: 8+

Duration: 45 mins

Tour Dates

Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Schools:  Tuesday 21st-Friday 24th June

               Tuesday 28th -Friday 1st July


Families:  Sat 25th June

Please contact Breege O’Sullivan for more details or to make your booking on 028 8225 6320 or

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