KILRUSH FAMINE COMMEMORATION, KILRUSH MAY 3RD TO 12TH 2013
On Friday the National Famine Commemoration Event will get off to an official start in Carrigaholt at 6 pm with a performance and oral history on famine times followed by a lecture in Carrigaholt Parish Hall by Tom Power on the Role Australia played in the Irish Famine.
A whole week of events followed all across the former Kilrush Poor Law Union leading up to the official ceremony which President Michael D Higgins will preside over.
This very special event is covered in both articles in the Irish Times today.
I am also attaching an invitation on behalf of the Old Kilfarboy Society, where you are cordially invited to the launch of The Mass Evictions in Kilrush Poor Law Union During the Great Famine by Matt Lynch which will take place at 8pm, on Tuesday, 7 May at An Teach Ceoil, Kilrush.
It promises to be a brilliant week and I know of CRS members worldwide who are getting ready to travel over to this fantastic event.
Clare Roots Secretary