Irish Famine Summer School

The Irish Famine Summer School is an annual international conference allowing delegates to engage with some of the world’s leading interdisciplinary experts in the Irish Famine.

The Summer School is run in association with our academic partners Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, home of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute and alternates each year between Quinnipiac and Strokestown Park.

The 2018 Irish Famine Summer School took place from 20th – 24th June at Strokestown Park. The theme was ‘Irish Journeys: Famine Legacies and Reconnecting Communities’. Strokestown Park House and the National Famine Museum provide a hub for visitors and scholars to experience a uniquely preserved historic house and explore the lives of rich and poor in their original setting.

For more information on the Famine Summer School, click here.

There are many potential sponsorship initiatives:

Sponsoring a Keynote Speaker

Estimated cost: €2,000

Sponsoring an International student place

Estimated cost: €2,000

Sponsoring a US Teacher place
(the Irish Famine is on the curriculum and there are few learning opportunities for US teachers)

Estimated cost: €2,000

Sponsoring the Summer School

Main Sponsor estimated cost: €10,000

Associate Sponsor estimated cost: €2,000