Arts and Culture

Hunger Coming HOme

February 28, 2018 – If, like us, you are going to Ireland on a Spring vacation, then you must see this. And it’s free.  Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger, the world’s largest collection of Famine-related art, will open at Dublin Castle on March 8th 2018, on loan from Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University.  To mark the collection’s homecoming, The Merrion Hotel has partnered with Coming Home, to offer art-lovers the chance to tour of The Merrion Hotel, home to an important private collection of 19th and 20th-century art.
Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger will unveil its prestigious collection of Famine-related art on the 8th of March at The Coach House, Dublin Castle. 50 pieces will travel from across the Atlantic from Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. The exhibition features artworks by some of Ireland’s most eminent artists, including: Jack B. Yeats, Dorothy Cross, Paul Henry, William Crozier, John Behan, Brian Maguire, Rowan Gillespie, Micheal Farrell, Hughie O’Donoghue and Alanna O’Kelly. A new painting by Robert Ballagh will also be unveiled.  Admission to the collection is free and you can learn more at


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