The Great Irish Potato Famine: Some Perspective at 175 Years

Irish American Cultural Institute

“The survivors were like walking skeletons – the men gaunt and haggard, stamped with the livid mark of hunger; the children crying with pain; the women in some of the cabins too weak to stand.”

W.E. Forster, 1847

The impact of the Irish Potato Famine, called An Gorta Mor in Irish, was catastrophic, having significant, long-term impacts. Join us for a full day of Irish Heritage in collaboration with Brookdale Community College’s Lifelong Learning Program at the Lincroft Campus on March 20, 2020. Call 732-224-2315 to register. Details below.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maureen O’Rourke Murphy. Professor Murphy directed the Great Irish Famine Project for NY State

Break out Sessions:
“A Changed Ireland: Irish Republican Brotherhood To Cultural Revival” – Maureen Dunphy-Brady, M.A., NYU Glucksman Ireland House, Irish historian

“Famine Emigrants And A New America” – Henry McNally, M.A., M.S., Irish historian

Following Lunch, Poetry & Music
The Cook College Ramblers
Michael O’Maille, Irish historian

Friday, Mar 20, 9:45 am-2:45 pm
Fee & Code: $69, XIRIG 142, light lunch included  

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