Great Hunger Museum announces its move to the Gaelic-American Club (GAC)

Great Hunger Museum

This article was first published in Irish Central on March 2d, 2022.

Quinnipiac University has decided to award the contents of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum to the Gaelic American Club (GAC) based in Fairfield, Connecticut, multiple sources have told the Irish Voice newspaper and IrishCentral. The decision was made in recent days by Quinnipiac after several meetings with GAC, which boasts 6,000 members. GAC has plans to showcase the contents of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, which Quinnipiac will donate, in a building not far from where the GAC is located.

Turlough McConnell, leader of the Save Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum group which had been hoping to keep the museum in its current home in Hamden, Connecticut, just off the Quinnipiac campus, said on Thursday afternoon that he hadn’t heard from Quinnipiac officials or from State Attorney General William Tong’s office which is investigating Quinnipiac’s decision to close the museum for good.

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