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


Presenter: Mary Kelly

Drawing on material from her book Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History, Dr. 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.  


Event Details


Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:00pm


49 Madbury Road
Durham NH 03824

Hosted By:

Durham Public Library

Contact Info:

Jess Ross, 603-590-1118