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Please consider the impact your gift can have at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum each year. The following are examples of how your annual donation will touch lives and share the lessons of Ireland’s Great Hunger with generations to come. Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Donate online

Complete our online giving form below:

Donate by mail

Mail a check (made payable to “Ireland's Great Hunger Museum”) to the following address:

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Musician Declan O'Rourke sings and plays guitar at the museum as part of a music event

Singing a tune

Declan O’Rourke performs his new album “Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine” at the museum, November 2, 2017. Donations to the museum help fund programs including lectures, children's events and musical performances.



Become a member of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum and help the museum to continue to advance its mission of educating audiences of all ages about the causes and consequences of Ireland’s Great Hunger, and how it relates to modern-day issues. As a member you will receive free admission, invitations to exclusive events, and discounts on special programs — it’s an opportunity to intimately experience the museum while supporting educational programs for schools, helping to create world-class exhibitions, and providing care for the largest collection of Famine-related artwork in the world.

Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

Gift Pledges

A pledge is a formal statement of your intention to make a gift to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum. It may be followed by an immediate gift or by payments in the future.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts made in memory of a loved one or in honor of an individual, family, organization or special occasion are welcomed. Please specify in the comments on our donation page who the gift is in honor of, in memory of, or in celebration of. We will happily notify the recipient/recipient’s family if you would like.

Matching Gifts

You can increase your gift to Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, sometimes doubling or in some cases tripling your gift, by facilitating a matching gift from a participating corporation that you are affiliated with.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Donations of appreciated stocks and bonds are a favorable way to make charitable gifts. You may receive income tax deductions, avoid capital gains tax, and possibly save on your estate taxes. Please contact Ryan Mahoney at 203-582-6573 or for more information.

Gifts of Artwork

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum welcomes your gifts of artwork, which can be made through outright gift or through a bequest. Please contact Ryan Mahoney at 203-582-6573 or for more information. Please note: the museum’s board of directors must approve all donations of art.