Quinnipiac University

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is located at 3011 Whitney Avenue. The museum serves as home to Quinnipiac's collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the starvation and forced emigration that occurred throughout Ireland from 1845 to 1852. Ireland's Great Hunger Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Great Hunger-related art and educational resources.

3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06518 USA




Wednesdays 10am − 5pm; Thursdays 10am − 7pm; Fridays & Saturdays 10am − 5pm; Sundays 1pm − 5pm; Mondays & Tuesdays Closed



Upcoming Events

"Connecticut Irish milestones on the way to the Civil War" Presented by Neil Hogan 

Neil Hogan, author of Connecticut's Irish in the Civil War and co-author of From a Land Beyond the Wave: Connecticut’s Irish Rebels, 1798-1916 will give a...

8/16 5pm
Contemporary War Illustrations, A presentation by Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson follows in the footsteps of the “special artists” on view at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Making America: The Irish in the Civil War Era....

9/6 5:30pm
The Life of John Mulvany, a presentation by Anne Weber

Anne Weber, the artist John Mulvany’s great grand-niece, will speak about his remarkable. John Mulvany’s work accompanies the Making America: The Irish in...

9/20 5:30pm
The Trans-Atlantic Cable, a Presentation by Christine Kinealy PhD

Christine Kinealy PhD., professor of History and Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute will present her research on the importance of the...

9/27 5:30pm
Hamden Soldiers in the Civil War, a Presentation by Bob Larkin

Bob Larkin was the chairman of a committee that dedicated a Connecticut Civil War monument honoring Connecticut’s Irish Regiment (Ninth CT Vol) at the...

10/6 1pm

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