St. Luke’s Church, Liverpool 2011

International Famine Commemoration
16th October 2011
St. Luke’s Church, Leece Street, Liverpool

Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, remembered the victims of the Great Famine who travelled to Liverpool in the 1800’s to escape the effects of the famine in Ireland.

The Minister attended a ceremony commemorating the victims of the famine at the Irish Famine Memorial in the grounds of St. Luke’s Church, Leece Street, Liverpool which was unveiled by President Mary McAleese in 1998. The ceremony was attended by many of the Irish Diaspora living in Liverpool.