Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Hamden

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The museum preserves, builds and presents its art collection in order to stimulate reflection, inspire imagination and advance awareness of Ireland's Great Hunger and its long aftermath on both sides of the Atlantic. Our Hamden trip maker website makes visiting Hamden and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Always interesting Irish related art and exhibits based on Irish involvment in different historicial events and periods. Free entrance and parking.  more »
  • Very nice museum that incorporates everything inside ( even the bathroom tiles) to tell the story of the great famine in Ireland. As a civil war buff they also had a special Making America the Irish....  more »
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  • This museum is haunting and beautiful. A lot of thought went into this museum. Be sure to find out about the design of the museum itself and its correlation to the Hunger Ship. I could see traces of Game of Thrones inspiration in this history and artwork. I also appreciate how this museum not only tells the history of Ireland, but ties in history of England, India and the Choctaw tribe in Georgia. A Scottish man who felt the plight of Ireland so deeply that he became an Irish citizen painted a gorgeous painting expressing the grief of many, even the Holocaust. As much as I like to stay in a happy and positive environment, this museum is rich in history and I was glad I visited it. It was also nice that they displayed some happier art from before the famine.
  • Our LAOH group went here and received a docent-led tour of the museum. She was excellent and pointed out the many beautiful sculptures and artwork from both current day and art produced during the Great Hunger (1845-1852). Prior to going , I did not realize the historical impact of this tragic event.

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