Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University will present a screening of “The Minnitts of Anabeg” with Director Alan Brown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Clarice L. Buckman Theater on Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel Campus, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.
This film tells the true story of the lives of the Minnitt family from Tipperary who owned more than 1,000 acres of land at Anabeg House in Nenagh during the Great Hunger. Frank McGrath plays Joshua Minnitt, an English justice of the peace, disinherited by his father after marrying a Catholic girl. He works to save a community and to save his own family. Made in 2012, the film won the Best Screenwriting Award at the Irish International Film Festival (2012). Following the screening, Brown will discuss the making of the film.