Hartford Courant: Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum collection to move in its entirety to Fairfield

Hartford Courant: Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum collection to move in its entirety to Fairfield. “The collection of art and artifacts that make up Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is moving in its entirety to Fairfield, it was announced on Friday by Quinnipiac University, which closed the museum last summer. Gaelic America Club (GAC) in Fairfield will be the new home of the world’s largest collection of art and artifacts about the 1845-1852 Great Hunger, QU spokesman John Morgan said in a news release.”

IrishCentral: The shocking story behind an Irish Famine memorial in Quebec

IrishCentral: The shocking story behind an Irish Famine memorial in Quebec. “Located along the banks of the Gatineau River in western Quebec, just north of Canada’s National Capital Region, a sleepy rural community still holds deep Irish roots. It is here, in Low, Quebec, where a unique memorial stands in testament to the survivors of Ireland’s Great Hunger who settled this area in the 1800s.”

IrishCentral: The Great Famine Voices Roadshow breaking the silence over the Irish famine

IrishCentral: The Great Famine Voices Roadshow breaking the silence over the Irish famine. “A million dead, a million fled was the old saying, but concern over igniting further strife in the present (a particular concern during the Troubles) kept a lid on most discussions of it. But now a new roadshow coming to the USA and Canada plans to give voice to the descendants of famine era Irish immigrants, many for the first time. Left glaringly unaddressed in many quarters, the wound stayed raw for decades after the disaster – which was the worst episode of mass starvation in 19 century Europe – traumatized all who lived through it.” Some of the information from this initiative will be stored in an online archive.

NUI Galway Launches Irish Famine Archive

NUI Galway has launched a digital archive of the Irish Famine. “The Digital Irish Famine Archive, which was launched by the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers, contains three sets of annals from the Grey Nuns: ‘Ancien Journal (Old Journal), Volume I’ and ‘Le Typhus d’1847, Ancien Journal (The Typhus of 1847, Old Journal), Volume II’, both translated from French to English, and the nuns’ first-hand experiences of the Irish migration in ‘Récit de l’épidemie’ (Tale of the epidemic), which is transcribed in French from the original.”