The Potato Famine – A Terrible Blessing For The Irish

Lifelong Learning, Lourdes University, 6833 Convent Blvd. Sylvania OH 43560

Friday September 28th, 10:30 - 11:30am

If you are one of the over 34 million Irish-Americans, come hear the stories of your ancestors. Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. Experience the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the five long years of the Potato Famine. It was a time of great injustice when over one million Irish died. But it was also a terrible blessing for over one million Irish who fled to America and survived.

Terence O’Leary, an Irish-American author, was born in Chicago, Illinois, but has spent his teenage and adult life in Northwest Ohio. A Christmastime dinner conversation about his ancestors led author Mr. O’Leary on a four year journey to write historical novels Irish Crossings: Caitlin & Paddy’s Story and Irish Crossings: Danny’s Story. Mr. O’Leary’s five critically acclaimed, realistic coming-of- age novels focus on teenagers facing a family crisis.

For more information please call 419-824-3707.

Irish American Festivals - Summer 2018

Visit with Irish American author Terence O’Leary at Irish Festivals this summer. Mr. O’Leary will talk about his books and speak on, ‘The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America.’

Motor City Irish Fest-Historic Greenmead, Livonia, MI

June 16, 2018

United Irish of Dayton Celtic Fest –Riverscape Metro Park in Downtown Dayton, OH

July 28, 2018

Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, OH

August 3-5, 2018

Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Riverplex, Pittsburgh, PA

September 7-9, 2018