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Heroes of Ireland’s
Great Hunger

September 2, 2021 Virtual Launch 2:00 Pm EST, 7:00 PM Ireland 170 years after the Great Hunger, comes a book recording the achievements of people who were willing to sacrifice their lives to help the starving, powerless poor of Ireland. They are a diverse group, ranging from kindly landlords to pioneering doctors. They include visitorsRead more..

Teaching the Great Hunger in the United States

Professor Maureen Murphy developed the New York State Great Hunger Curriculum and is historian of The Hunger Memorial in New York City. She reflects on teaching the Irish Famine, the Hunger Memorial, and the role of women such as Asenath Nicolson in alleviating hunger and homelessness in the past and present. Please join us for aRead more..

Following in Frederick Douglass’s Footsteps:
A Walking Tour of Dublin

Irish America Staff In August 1845, an American “fugitive slave” named Frederick Douglass arrived in Dublin. He was seeking refuge from capture and a return to enslavement in his home country. Twenty-seven-year-old Douglass referred to his four months in Ireland as the “happiest moments” of his life. He also described it as “transformative”. Ireland changedRead more..

Famine Heroes Honor
Black Abolitionists in Ireland
William Henry Lane

Great Famine Voices 2021 continues with a new series of standalone short films and online discussions beginning with Black Abolitionists in Ireland and continuing with caregivers during Ireland’s darkest years. William Henry Lane “Master Juba” – the Father of Tap Dance This week’s topic, a short film (23 minutes) and live online discussion features William HenryRead more..

Famine Heroes Honor
Black Abolitionists in Ireland
Sarah Parker Redmond

Great Famine Voices 2021 is back this Sunday, with a brand new series of free standalone short films and online discussions beginning with Black abolitionists in Ireland and continuing with caregivers during Ireland’s darkest years. These short films provide uplifting stories about humanitarians in Ireland and pay tribute to caregivers, both in the mid-nineteenth centuryRead more..

Maud Gonne and Famines in the 1890s

By Christine Kinealy Maud Gonne is frequently remembered as the unrequited love interest of the poet, W.B. Yeats, while her accomplishments as a nationalist, artist, actor, lecturer, polemist, writer and social activist are often marginalized. In particular, Maud’s role in engaging with the perennial poverty and intermittent subsistence crises that dogged Ireland in the finalRead more..

“FOR JACK YEATS AND FOR IRELAND…”

By Margy Kinmonth Filmmaker Margy Kinmonth writes about making To The Western World, a film inspired by the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, and how she enticed film director, screenwriter, and actor, John Huston to narrate the film. Get information on the film here and listen to talk-back panel discussion free. One of the firstRead more..

IMAGINE John Lennon at 80

By Christine Kinealy Imagine no possessionsI wonder if you canNo need for greed or hungerA brotherhood of man … Friday, 9 October 2020 marks what would have been the 80th birthday of rock legend, John Lennon, a founder of the Beatles, and a singer, song-writer and social activist. John was born in Liverpool in theRead more..

Sarah Parker Remond

Continuing Christine Kinealy’s series on Black abolitionists who visited Ireland, we find, in Sarah Parker Remond, a woman who was remarkable and fearless. Frederick Douglass’s visit to Ireland 175 years ago—an experience that he described as “transformative”—has been commemorated on both sides of the Atlantic. However, Frederick was not the first or the last blackRead more..

In the Shoes of Refugees

Walking in the footsteps of 1,490 Irish exiled in 1847. ℘℘℘ In 2017, and again in 2019, I was honored to be part of a small group of five historians who were invited by Caroilin Callery of the Irish Heritage Trust to follow in the footsteps of 1,490 refugees from the Great Hunger. As aRead more..