The museum regularly hosts special programs and events througout the year. Check out our calendar below and join our mailing list to learn more about upcoming museum events.
The Ogham Alphabet: Past & Present
October 12, 1 p.m.
Celebrate Celtic history with a special lecture at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. “The Ogham Alphabet: Past & Present” is an interactive lecture exploring Ogham, the oldest known documentation of the Irish language. Running approximately 60 minutes, it begins with a concise history of the Celts and an outline of the Celtic languages. A thorough presentation of the Ogham alphabet is then followed by a lesson for the attendees to write their names in Ogham. The lecture will also include visuals and reference materials for those with a keen curiosity about a relatively unknown chapter of Irish history.
Founded in October 2010 by Colleen and Christopher Conway, Ogham Art was built out of a love of Ireland and the hidden corners of its history. Their mission is to celebrate the beautiful writing system of Ogham in artistic and creative fashions. Ogham Art is the only North American company dedicated solely to the creation of gift items in Ogham and offers the largest selection of Ogham-themed products in the world. Their product line includes art, jewelry, home decor and other specialty gifts. Ogham Art also offers personalized, custom work written in the centuries-old script.
This event is $5 for the public, and free for students and museum members. Registration is required. Please click here to rsvp.
Contemplating the Contemporary- Basking Shark, Dorothy Cross
Lecture by Margaret Vaughan
October 17, 5:30 p.m.
In the second session of Contemplating the Contemporary, Margaret Vaughan- Museum Assistant Manager, will present background and biographic information on Dorthy Cross' Basking Shark.
This event is $5 for the public, and free for students and museum members.