- 06 Sep 18
Bob Geldof, Katharine Crouan, Dorothy Cross, Mick Foley and Peter Murray to close the exhibition with special event in Skibbereen Town Hall this October.
The world’s largest collection of famine related art, currently on show in Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, has attracted unprecedented numbers to Skibbereen.
Coming Home: Art and The Great Hunger, on loan from Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, constitutes a direct link to the past of almost 6.5 million Irish, and 40 million Irish-American, people. The exhibition, which was seen by more than 58,000 in Dublin Castle, opened in Uillinn in late July and continues there until Saturday, October 13th, before moving to The Glassworks in Derry where it will open early next year.
Ryan Mahoney, Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac said that they were “honoured to have brought Coming Home: Art and The Great Hunger to Skibbereen. It has always been the goal of Quinnipiac University to bring the collection back to Ireland. To include Skibbereen on the tour, an area that is synonymous with the Great Hunger, was important to all involved with this project.”