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.
Professor Mark McGowan, University of Toronto, Canada.
“Leaving Strokestown and Dublin: Voices, Victims, and Virtue during the Irish Famine migration to Canada”
Dr Angela Byrne (EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Historian in Residence).
Professor Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University, USA
“The Great Hunger in Dublin: Why Guinness isn’t always good for you”
Caroilin Callery (Strokestown Park House and Irish Heritage Trust)
“Reflections on National Famine Way”
“The National Folklore Collection in UCD & Famine Folklore”
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)
Closing Plenary – Round Table Discussion