Irish Historian to Lecture at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

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.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Reserve your space by emailing [email protected] or calling 203-582-6500.

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