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The History of Ireland — 1607 To The Great Famine (Online)

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Enjoy an overview of Irish history from the Flight of the Earls in 1607 to the beginning of the Great Famine in the 1840’s. Learn about the Rebellion of 1841, Cromwell’s invasion, The Battle of the Boyne, the penal laws, the rebellion of 1798 and Catholic Emancipation. Led by Tom Toohey, a modern day Irish storyteller who has traveled to Ireland 19 times and collected hundreds of stories. He comes to this tradition naturally as his parents were great storytellers. In the last few years, Tom has recorded his family stories in a four-volume book called Images of Other Lives. Tom was a teacher over 40 years, having taught all levels from elementary school through graduate school as a public school teacher, adjunct professor and educational consultant. Tom has a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a M.M. from the University of Hartford.

Presented in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.


Mar 14 2024


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


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