The Museum of Newport Irish History announces the third talk in its 14th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series, Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Guest speaker Edward T. McCarron, Ph.D., will present an illustrated talk entitled: “Facing the Atlantic: Ireland, Newfoundland and Outmigration to New England, 1790-1860.”   McCarron is an associate professor of Irish- and Irish-American history at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts.

Professor McCarron’s lecture will explore the 18th and early-19th century migration of Irish to Newfoundland, Canada, the beginnings of which were embedded in the growth the Atlantic cod fishing trade.  By 1800, a permanent pattern of Irish settlement had emerged in Newfoundland, with the vast majority of immigrants hailing from the southeast of Ireland, Kilkenny, in particular.  Some of these Newfoundland migrants, or their children, eventually moved on to the mainland, leaving a footprint in early Irish communities in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and those of coastal New England. For a more detailed lecture description and speaker’s biography, please click this link.

Lecture attendees should enter the Tennis Hall of Fame complex via the archway at 194 Bellevue Avenue where they will be directed to an elevator to the second floor lecture venue, which is fully accessible.

Following the talk, a reception with light hors d’oeuvres will be held and a cash bar is available, courtesy of the La Forge Casino Restaurant. The lecture is $3 for Museum of Newport Irish History members, and $15 for non-members, which may be applied to the annual membership fee.

Reservations are requested.  To reserve, or for more information, please contact Ann Arnold at or at 401-841-5493.

For more information about the Museum of Newport Irish History, a membership-driven, 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1996, please visit

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