National Famine Commemoration 2013


The National Famine Commemoration took place in Kilrush, County Clare on 12 May 2013.

President Michael D. Higgins led the official representation.

Schools around the country held a minute of silent reflection on the Friday preceding the National Famine Commemoration in memory of those who perished or suffered loss during the famine; and Sporting organisations observed a minute of silent reflection at sporting and public events that took place on the day of the National Famine Commemoration.

An International Famine Commemoration will be held in Sydney, Australia on 25th August 2013

To view a copy of the proposal submitted by Kilrush, click here

To view the Famine Commemoration Kilrush Facebook page, click here


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International Famine Commemoration 2013


The International Famine Commemoration 2013 took place in Sydney. For additional information please click on the Speeches and Press Releases below…


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