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Irish Famine Exhibition

The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee.

Some historians prefer to use the name 'Great Hunger' to describe this period of mass death from starvation and disease.

This exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. We use rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. A 15 minute film with seating is included in the exhibition and the average time spent by visitors is 1 hour.

A DVD of the exhibition can also be purchased at the venue.

This exhibition is dedicated to all victims of the Irish Potato Famine or The Great Hunger.

Please visit website for more information.

Admission Prices:


  • Adult

    €10


    Senior

    €9


    Student

    €7


    Family ticket (2 adults 2 children under 16)

    €25


    Groups >=10 persons,

    €8

    per person

 

Event Dates:


  • September 2019
    • Fri 20th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sat 21st

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sun 22nd

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Mon 23rd

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Tue 24th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Wed 25th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Thu 26th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Fri 27th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sat 28th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sun 29th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Mon 30th

      12:00 - 18:00

  • October 2019
    • Tue 1st

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Wed 2nd

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Thu 3rd

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Fri 4th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sat 5th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sun 6th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Mon 7th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Tue 8th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Wed 9th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Thu 10th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Fri 11th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sat 12th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Sun 13th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Mon 14th

      12:00 - 18:00

    • Tue 15th

      12:00 - 18:00


 
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