Thursday 23 February 2023

National Famine Commemoration 2023 returns to Ulster

Catherine Martin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee has announced that this year's National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday 21 May 2023 in Milford, County Donegal.

This is the third time the State Commemoration has taken place in Ulster. The public ceremony will provide an opportunity for the people of Donegal to honour the suffering and loss of the Great Famine and to remember those who fled to create new lives abroad. It will be held on the old site of Milford Workhouse and will feature National flag and military honours before culminating in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony. It will be broadcast on the RTÉ News Now channel

A plaque erected at the Milford workhouse cemetery site during a
FAS C.E. project to tidy the site in 2005 - 2006.
Photograph - Paul McGuckin.