Professor Christine Kinealy, director of Great Hunger Institute, volunteers for tenth consecutive year at a Gael Scoil for 5 to 18 year olds.

Professor Christine Kinealy, the founding director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, celebrates her tenth year volunteering at Gael Scoil.  Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Gael Scoil teaches children, ages 6 to 17, about Ireland and Irish culture. The two-day program covers subjects including Culture, History, Sports, Dance, Music, Irish Food, and Language. Instructors and staff are volunteers who have professions in music, dancing, higher education and writing. Her first year volunteering, Professor Kinealy gave a lecture to the older children on the Great Hunger and lectured about famous Irish Women. When writing The Bad Times graphic novel with John Walsh, the children at the Gael Scoil served as consultants.

Gael Scoil 2020 will be at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ February 15-16, 2020. For more information please visit

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