Scituate: Lecture To Look At The Great Irish Famine

Credit: Scituate Sister City West Cork Facebook Page

Credit: Scituate Sister City West Cork Facebook Page

**Event has been cancelled due to impending storm and will be re-scheduled for an another day.


Irish Heritage Month kicks off this weekend in Scituate with a lecture by Catherine Shannon about the Great Irish Famine. 


Shannon, who is Professor Emerita of History at Westfield State University, tells WATD News that lecture will explore several underlying factors that lead to the famine. 


It will also include a look at the impact the famine had on both Ireland and the United States. 


While also touching on the experiences of those immigrants and their descendants. 


The presentation, “Great Famine Talk: The Potato Famine” will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Scituate Harbor Community Building (formerly Pier 44).

Organizers say the lecture is free, but donations toward a scholarship fund would be appreciated. 

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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.