Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Hamden

The museum preserves, builds and presents its art collection in order to stimulate reflection, inspire imagination and advance awareness of Ireland's Great Hunger and its long aftermath on both sides of the Atlantic.
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  • This small but hugely graced museum tells the poignant and devastating story of the Irish famine. You will be touched by what you see and read. It helps us honor those souls lost to starvation.  more »
  • The Ireland's Great Hunger Museum can be observed as a art museum or a history museum It relates the story of the Great Hunger is paintings and sculpture. The pain of and suffering comes through clear...  more »
  • It's a small museum on the campus of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT that tells the story of Ireland's "potato famine" in the mid-1800's. Learning the story of that helps to develop an understandi...  more »
  • Go for the guided tour. Its well worth it and those women know what they are talking about and will give it a depth and meaning like you may not have expected. Its a small space but packed with important and varied material.The video at the beginning explains a lot if your not familiar with the famine, but its a very moving experience overall.
  • I love history and I'm part Irish. I love learning about my Father's Family History and hunger in general. I volunteer many hours on a quest to end world hunger. I was hungry as a child. Ta, Ta, Great Place!
  • Really informative with an array of art. Beautiful and eloquent and powerful. Must visit.
  • Very moving, very well curated museum about the Irish famine. Everybody needs to visit this museum, to see what happens when governments turn their backs on their people. A lesson that never gets completely learned, apparently.
  • Great museum. Highly recommended whether you are Irish American or just want to learn about history.

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