Tag: Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University Acquires Collection of Political Cartoons from Ireland’s ‘Home Rule’ Period

[box]This image from March 1887 appeared in The St Stephen’s Review, a weekly magazine of political comment that was published in London from 1883 to 1892. The artist, William Mecham (1853 –1902), was an English cartoonist and satirist who used the pseudonym,...

/ August 28, 2014
Breandan Mac Suibhne

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...

/ August 13, 2014

‘The Minnitts of Anabeg’ to Be Screened Aug. 5 at Quinnipiac University

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...

/ June 16, 2014
Eamon Loingsigh

Irish-American author to read from new novel at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University June 12

Irish-American author Eamon Loingsigh will read excerpts from his new novel, “Light of the Diddicoy” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. The book tells the tale of Irish gangs on the Brooklyn waterfront...

/ May 2, 2014
Lady Sligo

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute and Arnold Bernhard Library at Quinnipiac University to display ‘Lady Sligo Letters’

[box]Hester Catherine Browne, also known as Lady Sligo. (By Louis-Leopold Boilly).[/box] Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute and the Arnold Bernhard Library at Quinnipiac University will present the exhibit “The Lady Sligo Letters: Westport House and Ireland’s Great Hunger,” beginning May 1. “The Lady Sligo letters are a unique collection...

/ April 7, 2014
Author Tom Phelan

Author Tom Phelan to lecture about Ireland’s World War I soldiers, sign copies of his new book May 1 at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

Author Tom Phelan will present the lecture, “Forgotten Heroes: Ireland’s World War I Soldiers,” and sign copies of his latest book, “The Canal Bridge,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave....

/ February 24, 2014
The Kerry Boyd

The Kerry Boys to perform at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University March 27

The Kerry Boys will perform Irish ballads and Celtic style originals at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave., at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. Pierce Campbell, of Prospect, the Connecticut state troubadour for 2007-2008, leads this popular Irish group,...

/ February 21, 2014
Yeats’ Derrynane

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum Acquires Jack B. Yeats’ ‘Derrynane’

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University recently acquired the landscape painting “Derrynane” by Jack Butler Yeats, one of the best known Irish painters of the 20thcentury, and it is currently on view at the museum. “We are thrilled to have...

/ January 16, 2014
Tom Riley

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum to Present Program on the Orphan Train Riders

Writer and photographer Tom Riley will discuss the Orphan Train Riders, a group of an estimated 273,000 children who were transported from New York City to live with families in rural America, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Ireland’s Great...

/ January 13, 2014

Sinead McCoole, Curator of the Jackie Clarke Collection, To Lecture at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

Sinead McCoole, curator of the Jackie Clarke Collection in County Mayo, Ireland, will discuss the private collection of Irish history material, when she lectures at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave., from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. This event...

/ October 15, 2013
An Gorta Mór

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

[box]Robert Ballagh’s stained glass window, “An Gorta Mór,” is among the many pieces of art at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden.[/box] Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University will celebrate its first anniversary with a...

/ September 11, 2013
Tom and Debbie O'Carroll

‘The Magic and Music of Ireland’

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University will host “The Magic and Music of Ireland,” a program designed to introduce children to Irish culture, from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. The program is free and open to the public. Irish-born folk singer...

/ September 5, 2013