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  • Jan 19, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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*transport will now be via MTA north and from New Haven station to Museum*



In September of this year, Ireland's Great Hunger Museum (An Gorta Mor) opened at Quinnipac University in CT. In the midst of reading The Graves are Walking by John Kelly (a good read!) I'm now more than ever intrigued to make a visit.  Hope you will too!


The Great Hunger Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the starvation and forced emigration that occurred throughout Ireland from 1845 to 1850. Works by noted contemporary Irish artists are featured, as well as a number of important 19th and 20th-century paintings. Begun in 1997, this dynamic collection continues to grow.


The proposed itinerary for our visit will be:

10am - pick up at meeting spot (TBD shortly but will be somewhere in midtown Manhattan either Penn or Grand Central)

12pm - approximate arrival to the Museum.

1pm/130pm - depart to the Arnold Bernhard Library to view documents related to the Great Famine and meet with the librarian.  We MAY even be able to conduct some research but this will be confirmed.

1:30pm - we can stop for a quick bite in the area OR if the group prefers we head back into the city and have a catch up on our visit.

4pm (or thereabouts) - arrival back into Manhattan

For more information please visit the museum's website:


The Museum does not charge admission, only asks for donations.  The cost for this trip is solely attributed to the return van/bus transport I will be securing.  It works out so far to $30 per person, based on a minimum of 14 in attendance.  Please note: while I am taking the charge now as I will be committed to the booking as the date draws near, if it is cancelled you will be fully refunded for the cost of the bus transport bar any fees that PayPal charges ($1.20).  Email me directly if you wish to make alternate payments to Paypal (as they do charge a fee).

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  • Joanne

    Wish I could have made this trip. Worth a visit? What's the verdict?

    January 21, 2013

    • Bridget

      Definitely, the website doesn't do the venue justice (it's a standalone building), although a group visit balances out cost for travel. MTA north was $30 return, then about $80 return in a taxi (but this was split amongst the group of us). Renting a car with fewer than 4 maybe an alternate solution.

      January 21, 2013

    • Leslie C.

      I agree, it's a fabulous museum but you just can't get there from here. Organizing a group where one person has a car (or, yes, renting one) would be the best idea.

      January 22, 2013

  • Sile

    this is a lovely tribute with beautiful art works, meaningful sculptures, artifacts and thought provoking depictions of the actual events and victims.

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Mary

    Dear Bridget,
    I would love to go to your trip on January 19. The problem: I just joined Paypal and don't quite know how to make payment. To whom is the money to be made payable? Better still: Can I pay you in advance by check? Sorry to be so computer illiterate.
    Mary McGonigle

    December 30, 2012

    • Leslie C.

      Is this correct: the fee we paid is for the trip back but for the trip up we have to pay for the $29 RT ticket to New Haven, then split a cab? Thanks!

      January 18, 2013

    • Leslie C.

      Thanks. See you in GCT near the clock at 9:45.

      January 18, 2013

  • Bridget

    I am reimbursing you the full fee in cash tomorrow; you pay for the return fare yourself as there are different rates and some may have monthly passes. The only other cost will be the short cab ride to the museum.

    January 18, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for VISIT TO: IRELAND'S GREAT FAMINE MUSEUM (Quinnipac University, CT)

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled

Additional notes: As we are now traveling by MTA North, please purchase your tickets prior to meeting. We will then take a taxi from New Haven to the museum.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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