President attends the National Famine Commemoration

Sun 11th Sep, 2016 | 11:00
location: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Sunday, 11th September, 2016

President attends the National Famine Commemoration

In his address to the National Famine Commemoration, President Michael D. Higgins reflected on the economic and political factors that contributed to the famine and the impact it had on Irish society.

The President unveiled a new memorial to honour those who died during the famine in Ireland 1845 – 1852. The memorial consists of a 19th century Celtic cross, donated by the Glasnevin Trust, and which the President said will serve as a permanent memorial to, and reminder of, the victims.


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