Connecticut Hibs donate to Great Hunger museum

The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut


By Irish Echo Staff

The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University has been told that it must support itself in the future.

With that in mind, Connecticut members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians have taken a first supportive step on the museum’s behalf.

At their recent statewide convention in Waterbury, the state AOH donated $5,000 to support the threatened institution dedicated to the study and remembrance of the Great Hunger.

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Connecticut Hibernian President Thomas McDonough presented the donation to Museum Director Ryan Mahoney at the convention dinner, which was attended by Hibernians from throughout Connecticut and the United States.

According to President McDonough, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is an important institution that reminds and informs of the struggles that the Irish had to overcome, both in Ireland and America.

“The Irish have been an indispensable part of our country from our fight for independence to the present day,” said McDonough.

“Connecticut is very fortunate to have a museum of this quality dedicated to the Irish and we hope that it continues as an important cultural and historical institution in our state,” he said.