FARM TO FAMOUS
As The Sunday Times item put it - Charlene McKenna went from a mushroom farm to screen success. As you can imagine, this piquéd Stalker's interest. Turns out that one of the newest stars on our television screens hails from Glaslough in Co.Monaghan, and spent many hours whiling away with thoughts of acting on the family's mushroom farm unit. As the piece put it: -Some of her family were musical, she was not surrounded though by arts and culture (" I was surrounded by a lot of mushrooms though.")Brought up a stone's throw away from Castle Leslie, Stalker can imagine the environment was a fertile one for an artistic imagination and temperament. Interested parties can watch Charlene in the RTÉ drama Raw which is airing its second season in January 2010.