With Patricia Byrne, John Gibney, Tommy Graham and Peter Gray
In Association with Dublin Port
Venue: Dublin Port HQ, Alexander Road, East Wall
Time: 2.30PM – 3.30PM
The popularity of Quinnipiac University’s travelling exhibition, Coming Home: Art & the Great Hunger (opening in An tSeaneaglais [Glassworks], Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry, in January 2019) and the recent release of the film Black ’47 have renewed popular interest in the Great Hunger. For a reassessment of Europe’s greatest demographic crisis of the nineteenth century, join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham, and authors John Gibney (ed, The Great Irish Famine, Pen & Sword/History Ireland, 2018), Patricia Byrne (The Preacher and the Prelate: The Achill Mission Colony and the Battle for Souls in Famine Ireland, Irish Academic Press, 2018), and Peter Gray (‘The Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850’ in J.Kelly (ed.) The Cambridge History of Ireland, Vol.3 Cambridge University Press, 2018).