The President and Sabina visited the National Famine Museum at Strokestown.
The museum tells the story of the Famine and highlights the parallels between a tragic chapter of Irish History and contemporary global hunger, and President Higgins has spoken to this theme on many occasions.
Some of the President's key speeches on the Gorta Mór include:
* Unveiling of 'Footsteps' (2017)
* ‘Feeding the World in 2050′ (2013)
* Remarks at the Famine Museum (2013)
* 'Reflecting on the Gorta Mór' (2012)