Protests over closure of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum As the United States begins to return to a post-pandemic normality, the “end-emic” may not see the re-opening of one beloved institution for the Irish American community. Protests have been held over the closing of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The museum, which displays … [Read more...] about Irish Pride Stands Astride the Atlantic
On November 8, the Ireland-U.S. Council, a premier transatlantic business organization, held its 56th Annual Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The council was founded in 1962 to assist in preparations for U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, and to maximize the positive outcomes that this historic occasion would generate.
The Council presented the … [Read more...] about The Ireland–U.S. Council’s
56th Annual Dinner
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins presented the 2018 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad on Thursday, November 29. ℘℘℘ Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy and novelist Edna O’Brien (pictured above with the President), are this year’s award winners in the Arts, Culture, and Sport category. In the field of Business and Education, the … [Read more...] about Presidential Distinguished Service Awards
Quinnipiac University, home to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum (Músaem An Ghorta Mhóir) which houses of one of the world’s largest collections of art concerning the Great Irish Famine, has donated $400,000 to the town of North Haven. “This voluntary payment represents an affirmation of the Uni- versity’s ongoing support and appreciation for all that North Haven does for … [Read more...] about Quinnipiac Donates $400K to North Haven