The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America

February 27, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Rochester Hills Public Library

Adult

Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. Author Terence O'Leary shares the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the five long years of the Potato Famine. While it was a time of great injustice when more than one million Irish died, it also became a tragic blessing for over one million Irish who fled to America and survived.