Breandán Mac Suibhne, associate professor of history at Centenary College, will present the lecture, “The Uneven Failure of Entitlement and the End of Outrage: The Great Famine and its Legacy in County Donegal,” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University.
During his lecture, Mac Suibhne will discuss the reasons why the County of Donegal, a poor agricultural district, did not lose the same proportion of population during the famine as ostensibly similarly circumstanced districts elsewhere in the west of Ireland.
Mac Suibhne, a historian of society and culture in 18th- and 19th-century Ireland, is a founding editor with Seamus Deane of “Field Day Review,” a journal of political and literary culture. His publications include two annotated editions “John Gamble, Society and Manners in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland,” and with historian David Dickson, “Hugh Dorian, The Outer Edge of Ulster.” He is currently completing a study of the politics of post-famine adjustment in south-west Donegal.
Mac Suibhne is a graduate of University College Dublin and Carnegie Mellon University.