Griffin Free Public Library – Auburn, NH

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Presentation: Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy

UPDATE: There is still time to register for Wednesday night’s program!

Drawing on material from her book Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History, Dr. Mary Kelly will discuss the role of the Famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity. Focusing on the long-term impact of the episode between the 1840s and 1990s, she explores the shadowed landscape of Famine legacy and its status in Irish-American culture today. Referencing contemporary press accounts and the writings of Famine survivors and their descendants, Dr. Kelly shows how interrogating Famine memory enables the Irish on both sides of the Atlantic to deal with the material and emotional inheritance of this tragic experience.

This presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Registration in advance is required by completing this FORM. The Zoom link will be emailed to you one day prior to the event.

The presentation is made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities.

Questions? Contact Griffin Free Public Library at 603.483.5374 or

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This entry was posted on January 4, 2021 by in Books, Programs.


Griffin Free Public Library
22 Hooksett Road / PO Box 308
Auburn, NH 03032



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