“Saving the Famine Irish” Exhibit launched at the Canadian Embassy in Dublin

by irishcanadianfamineresearcher

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Ambassador Kevin Vickers, Prof Christine Kinealy, Dr Jason King

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers welcomed the “Saving the Famine Irish: The Grey Nuns and the Great Hunger” exhibit for a special reception at the Canadian Embassy in Dublin on January 9th. He declared that:

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that the “Saving the Famine Irish: The Grey Nuns and the Great Hunger” exhibit, curated by Dr. Jason King and Professor Christine Kinealy of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, has come to Dublin. This year marks the 170th anniversary of the Irish Famine migration and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada. It is only fitting that we pay tribute to these Canadian caregivers of the Famine Irish who express our values and the enduring ties between our two countries.”

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The exhibit was previously on display at the Glasnevin Museum in Dublin:

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http://www.glasnevinmuseum.ie/news/saving-the-famine-irish-the-grey-nuns-and-the-great-hunger.cfm

The exhibit is also open at the Grey Nuns Maison de Mère d’Youville in Montreal
(138 rue Saint-Pierre).

http://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/activity/18253/saving-the-famine-irish-the-grey-nuns-and-the-great-hunger.html

For more information about the exhibit, see:

https://www.qu.edu/on-campus/institutes-centers/irelands-great-hunger-institute/Grey-Nuns-and-the-Great-Hunger.html

To access eyewitness accounts of the Irish Famine migration to Canada in 1847 and 1848, visit the Digital Irish Famine Archive:

http://faminearchive.nuigalway.ie/

digital-irish-famine-archive-home-page

 

 

 

 

 

 

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