Posted by: irishhungercomm | June 19, 2010

An Gorta Mor – Quinnipiac University Exhibit

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An Gorta Mor

Ireland’s Great Famine or The Great Hunger, as it is more commonly referred to today, ranks among the worst tragedies in the sweep of human history. Between 1845 and 1850, approximately 1.5 million Irish men, women and children died of starvation or related diseases. By 1855, more than two million more fled Ireland to avoid a similar fate. This decimation of her population makes Ireland’s Great Hunger both the worst chapter in the country’s history, and arguably, the single worst catastrophe in 19th century Europe.

Exhibition Information – New York City

Ireland’s Great Hunger
An Gorta Mor: The Quinnipiac University Collection in New York City
May – September 2010

When: Friday, May 21 – Friday, Sept. 3, 2010
Hours: Weekdays, 12 noon to 2PM. Please call for appointment. Free admission.
Where: Consulate General of Ireland
345 Park Avenue
Floor 17
New York, NY, 10154
Phone: (212) 319-2555
(203) 582-8655
For questions regarding the exhibit, please call the phone numbers above.


  1. hi ! ^&^
    I’m korean. being major in history from the chonnam university.
    these day, I’m studying Irish history about the great hunger.
    I’m sorry but,, Would you help me?
    I mean, Your help is,, so,, need.
    I didn’t find exactly Famine immigrants figures in u.s.
    And after they arrived in the u.s., they were how shift for a living in there.
    How their immigrant is have contributed to some extent in terms of U.S. industry develope.

    please. let me truly know ‘IRISH HISTORY.’
    thanks for your work.

    my e-mail :

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