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March 25, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Library Community Room
5168 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
Irish Crossings Caitlin Paddy Front Cover
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The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. Experience the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the five long years of the Potato Famine. While it was a time of great injustice when more than one million Irish died, it also became a tragic blessing for over one million Irish who fled to America and survived. As an Irish storyteller and author of the Irish Crossings Trilogy, Terence O’Leary’s quest is to keep the famine story alive and acquaint modern day Irish-Americans with the tragic but also triumphant history of their Irish ancestors.

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