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Famine Ship outdoor sculpture produced by John Behan in 1997

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

Famine Ship outdoor sculpture produced by John Behan in 1997

A miniature version of John Behan’s “Famine Ship”

Address: 3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Tel. 203-582-6500
Hours: Wednesdays 10am-5pm
Thursdays 10am-7pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm
Sundays 1-5pm
Admission: Free

A museum dedicated to the memory of the Great Hunger, also known as the Irish Potato Famine, which occurred from 1845-1852 resulting in the death of over 1 million Irish men, women and children, as well as the emigration of more than 2 million people. It was the greatest disaster in terms of mortality and suffering that the Irish have ever faced.

The museum brings the world’s largest collection of paintings, sculptures, and other visual media relating to the catastrophe to the general public.

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