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10:00am – 5:00pm. Friday 31 May

FREE, registration required

The National Famine Way Custom House Quay Commemoration Symposium explores the impact and legacies of the Great Hunger and Famine Migration on Dublin and Ireland, as well as the experiences of emigrants and immigrants in Dublin today.

Agenda:

10.00-10:45am

Professor Mark McGowan, University of Toronto, Canada.

“Leaving Strokestown and Dublin: Voices, Victims, and Virtue during the Irish Famine migration to Canada”

10:45-11.15-am

Dr Angela Byrne (EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Historian in Residence).

11:15-11:45pm

Coffee

11:45-12:30pm

Professor Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University, USA

“The Great Hunger in Dublin: Why Guinness isn’t always good for you”

12.30-2pm

Lunch

(not provided)

2-2:30pm

Caroilin Callery (Strokestown Park House and Irish Heritage Trust)

“Reflections on National Famine Way”

2.30-3.00 pm

Cathal Poirteir.

“The National Folklore Collection in UCD & Famine Folklore”

3.00-3.30 pm

Coffee

3:30-4:20pm

Abdullah al Jaber. “A Refugee’s Journey from Syria to Dublin”.

Screening of Through Abdullah’s Eyes – Syrian Refugee’s Journey Through Europe (42 min)

4.15-5pm

Closing Plenary – Round Table Discussion