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Famine Times with Author Rachel Britz (Ep. 62)

Famine Times

Minnesota-based author Rachel Britz tells us about her research for her book Good-Bye, Lover. Her family comes from Donegal, and not every person survived the travel across America. She visited west Ireland in 2014, and tells us how that went. Discussion podcast in English.

What you’ll hear:

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  • The magnificent change in landscape as you drive through County Sligo up to Donegal
  • How Rachel arranged accommodation for the trip
  • The Dolans’ annual meetup in Minnestota. Sounds like a fun weekend they have every year, keeping their Irish roots alive.

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