Timothy Egan to speak at Great Hunger Museum on May 31

Timothy Egan to speak at Great Hunger Museum on May 31

Timothy Egan, a New York Times bestselling author and Winner of the 2017 Montana Book Award will present the lecture, “The Immortal Irishman,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the auditorium in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.

The Irish-American story, told through the life of one man. A young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.

Meagher’s rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. Meagher’s dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting new evidence.

Egan will sign books for guests at the end of the lecture. Copies of The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero will be available for sale. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.

This event is free but does require registration. Please follow this link to register.