President participates in the National Famine Commemoration Ceremony

Sat 12th May, 2018 | 14:00
Location: University College Cork

University College Cork

Saturday, 12th May, 2018

President participates in the National Famine Commemoration Ceremony

As in previous years, President Higgins participated in the National Famine Commemoration Ceremony.

The annual national commemoration revolves between the four provinces of Ireland and has been held at historic sites such as Glasnevin Cemetery and the Famine Warhouse 1848 in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary.

This year's event took place at University College Cork, a college established during the Famine, over the 1845-1849 period. The ceremony included the launch of 'The Great Irish Famine Online.'