All Blog Posts Tagged 'Museum' (4)

'Famine Folios' -- Ireland's Great Irish Famine Revisited

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has just published four new folios of research into the period of The Irish Famine under the collective title Famine Folios.

These compelling essays take a fresh and…

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Added by Brian Nolan on November 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Book Review: 'In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway'

I purchased a copy of “In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway” by Eddie Lenihan on a visit to my native County Clare. If there was ever a book that needed writing this is it. No better man than Eddie to do the job. This is not a short list of boring facts and figures such as we were accustomed in history books going to school. No, this is a 319-page account of…

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Added by P.J. Francis on November 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Bert Hassell and Parker Cranmer

           

           

            In March of 2014 I traveled from Illinois to Ireland courtesy of Aer Lingus. As I followed our progress across the…

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Added by P.J. Francis on April 20, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments


Founding Member
Irish Railroad Workers Museum: An essay from Tom Ward

 

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ward has 1,600-acre cattle and timber

farm to keep him busy, as well as his daily Baltimore walks, which take him

from his Bolton Hill home to Pennsylvania Station.  He was instrumental in

saving the properties that house the restored Irish Immigrant Worker's Home

(an 1848 house on tiny Lemmon Street) which is now The Irish Railroad

workers museum. Ward owns a 1922 B&O wooden caboose with…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 28, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

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