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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

National Famine Commemoration programme published

A full ten-day programme of events leading up to the National Famine Commemoration will begin on Friday 3 May in Kilrush, Co Clare, including a series of lectures, walks, tours, re-enactments, theatre, music, exhibitions and local commemoration ceremonies, all recalling the impact of the Great Famine on the people and the landscape of the Kilrush Poor Law Union.

The full programme is now available to download, free, here. There will be no cover charge for any of the events listed but donation boxes for charities currently fighting famine around the world will be located at some venues.

The programme ends with the 2013 National Famine Commemoration on Frances Street, Kilrush, on Sunday 12 May at 2:30pm, with President Michael D Higgins leading the official representation.