Alumnus Named Executive Director of Quinnipiac University’s Great Hunger Museum

October 19, 2017

Alumnus Ryan Mahoney ’08 was named the executive director of the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University.

Mahoney will begin his new position Monday, Oct. 30, just in time to mark the Museum’s fifth anniversary. The museum, which aims to preserve and study art, artifacts, and literature related to the Irish Famine/Great Hunger that occurred from 1845-52, will host a series of events including Irish whiskey tastings, lectures, and musical performances.

“I don’t think it is possible to be more thrilled about joining the team at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum and Quinnipiac University,” said Mahoney in a newsletter announcing his appointment.

Prior to joining the Great Hunger Museum, Mahoney served as the he executive director of the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany, New York.