Skibbereen hosts Famine Memorial Events

Skibbereen in West Cork, hosts events to commemorate the Famine. See:
Skibbereen Heritage for details.

“Skibbereen has been chosen as the host town for the first provincial National Famine Memorial Day in 2009. There will be a ceremonial event in Skibbereen on Sunday the 17th of May and a corresponding one held in Canada on Sunday the 10th of May 2009.
Between these two dates, the people of Skibbereen have come together to put together a programme of Famine-related events. There will be music, drama, talks and a variety of commemorative events organised by the people of the locality.”

Here is a link to Grosse-Île in Quebec, “the last resting place for over 6,000 Irish souls”.

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2 Responses to Skibbereen hosts Famine Memorial Events

  1. Peter Ramsey says:

    Where can I find out if my g/g/grandmother “Ellen Flynn” was in Skibbereen workhouse prior to going to australia in 1849 ?

    Peter Ramsey (Australia)

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