Wednesday 15 January 2014

National Famine Commemoration – date set

After last month's announcement that Strokestown in Co Roscommon would host the next National Famine Commemoration, the date has now been set: Sunday 11 May.

Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, confirmed both the date and the attendance of An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., who will lead the official representation.

This will be the 7th consecutive year in which the National Famine Commemoration has taken place. Mr Deenihan described the event as "a very moving and fitting solemn tribute in remembrance of our forebears who perished, emigrated and suffered such loss during this desolate time."