Sean Murphy to discuss The Great Hunger/Famine, 1845-1852, at Milton Reads Sept. 29

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Sean Murphy to discuss The Great Hunger/Famine, 1845-1852, at Milton Reads Sept. 29

On Tuesday, 9/29, at 7:00 p.m., historian Sean Murphy will give a talk for Milton Reads called “The Great Hunger/Famine, 1845-1852.” To support MR’s chosen book Voyage of Mercy by Stephen Puelo, this speaker will describe the event that shaped Ireland and stirred the emotions of the Irish people. No other deprivation demonstrates so clearly the failure of British colonial policy in Ireland.

After 300 years of conquest and destruction, a huge number of Irish people were reduced to destitution, poverty, illiteracy, and were made dependent on the potato by government policy and landlord greed.

Sean Murphy is an Irish historian, Irish music and dance teacher, and he has received several awards for his work as a supporter of the culture and heritage of Ireland. He was born and lived as a child in Dublin and plays and teaches the tin whistle.

Advance registration is required for this program, and signup starts September 8th.

In order to register, use this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5h8u7xz. A connection link will be emailed to you on the day of the program. Also we recommend that you download the Zoom app to your electronic device in advance to make participation easier. These offerings are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are free and open to the public. For questions, email [email protected] or go to our website: www.miltonlibrary.org and we hope to see you online at the Milton Public Library this fall!

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