Tim Pat Coogan, the Irish historical writer and author of “The Famine Plot,” will lecture and sign books from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave.
This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by calling 203-582-6500.
“The Famine Plot” offers fresh insights into the famine’s causes, its unspeakable effects, the legacy of the famine mentality that followed immigrants across the Atlantic to the shores of the United States and the lasting effects on the population left behind.
Coogan, who is Ireland’s best known historical writer, wrote the 1966 book, “Ireland Since The Rising,” which was the first history of the 50 years that followed the 1916 Rising. It provided insight into the Civil War, partition, the emergence and constitutional development of Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the unconstitutional development of the Irish Republican Army.
His subsequent book, “The IRA,” first published in 1970, became the definitive work on the subject and has been reissued in several editions and languages.