Runner and writer Michael Collins at Saint Croix, Quebec

Within the Famine memorial fundraising community, there’s a phenomenon quietly referred to as “famine fatigue”, which tacitly acknowledges that, in th(...)

The second day’s run begins under dark skies for Michael Collins. Photograph: Anne Petersen

The Irish Diaspora Run sees Michael Collins running almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken(...)

Catherine Marshall and Niamh O’Sullivan: two of the authors of the Famine Folios for the Irish Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The world’s “greatest collection of Irish Famine art and famine data” has been assembled for future generations to study one of the world’s great mode(...)

Prof Christine Kinealy, founding director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, and Anne Anderson, Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, visit the exhibition at Quinnipiac University.

The potato blight had been in Ireland for several months when Hester Catherine Browne, wife of the second marquess of Sligo, wrote to the steward of h(...)