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Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University features a collection of artifacts and literature related to the Irish Famine/Great Hunger that occurred from 1845–52 and contains the world’s largest collection of Great Hunger-related art by noted contemporary Irish and Irish American artists, as well as paintings by some of Ireland’s most important 19th-century artists. The Mattatuck Museum, in nearby Waterbury, collects and exhibits American art and cultural history—with a focus on the history of the Naugatuck Valley and the artists of Connecticut. We’ll enjoy a guided tour of these museums with lunch at Playwright Pub, a traditional Irish Pub. En route, Kevin O’Hara, the author of The Last of the Donkey Pilgrims and A Lucky Irish Lad will provide a lively lecture about his exploration of Ireland and the Famine Museum in Strokestown, Ireland.
Guide: Jeanne Fontaine
Includes tours, admission; lunch; bus transportation and driver tip.