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.
Artist Talk with John Walsh
Meet the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Go Home Paddy, currently on view at the museum. Walsh will talk the audience through his process of writing the story of Paddy O’Rielly and how he created his graphic novel. His work often focuses on graphic narratives that explore the intersection of racism, religion, bigotry and immigration. Engaging readers and viewers in the examination of these haunting aspects of our culture and history is one of his goals. Walsh will even bring in his original artwork and storyboards for this behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his work.
This lecture is $5 for the general public and free for IGHM members and QU students. Click here to purchase tickets.
MEET Graphic Novels with John Walsh
Join author and illustrator John Walsh in a small group class to explore the creation of his graphic novel and create your own page in the story using paneling techniques and ink wash drawing. All skill levels are welcome, and materials are provided by IGHM. Go Home Paddy is timely as it examines the role of immigration, race relations and religion in American society — hot political topics of today. This class focuses on the techniques used in its creation and fosters discussions about graphic novels as a tool for political discourse.
Note: This class has a $20 materials fee, and seating is limited. Please purchase your tickets in advance by clicking here.
Helena Byrne- Story telling and songs- 2020 US Tour
Helena Byrne returns to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum. Combining her love of Irish folklore and passion for the performing arts, Byrne regularly performs as a seanchaí (Irish storyteller). She interweaves tales of the mysterious Fairy Folk with traditional Irish songs and wonderful insights into the Irish life of days gone by. Akin to the traditional travelling seanchaí of times past, Byrne is renowned for bringing her spellbinding stories and songs to diverse audiences in settings large and small.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for members and free for QU students. Use the button below to purchase. This event will fill up fast, please be sure to buy your tickets in advance by clicking here.