Quinnipiac’s Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute to host museum walk-a-thon

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Quinnipiac’s Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute will host a museum walk-a-thon on Sunday.

It is the sister walk to the National Famine Walk in Ireland.

The walk in Ireland is held every two years, recreating the route taken by 1,490 people who were forced to go to Canada in 1847. It was the worst single year of the Great Hunger, leading to nearly 700 deaths.

Quinnipiac’s famine walk will be held on Sunday, May 26th starting at Farmington Canal and ending at Sherman Avenue in Hamden. 

The walk-a-thon will raise money for the university’s Ireland’s Greater Hunger Institute Museum.

Registration starts at 8:30am, and the walk starts at 9:30am.

The cost is $25 and $20 for students and seniors.

For more information on the walk, watch the video above.

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