Just some of the Commemorations and how they are touching parts of the world. Something good has started and it is growing.
1. Denis O’Driscoll Offaly for the last four years.
2. AFRI, Doolough, County Mayo Joe Murray, for the last 20 years.
3. Dun Shaughlin Workhouse, County Meath – Anne Egan for the last four years
4. Carrickmacross Workhouse for the last two years
5. Tipperary Workhouse
6. Strokestown Famine Museum, Roscommon for the last four years
7. Christina Henri, Tasmania Female Factory where the Irish Women from the Irish workhouses went to.
8. Perth Australia – also there is a link with a radio station in Sydney – The CCIFV is twinned with Perth as part of the 2010 N.F.M.D.
9. The Jeanie Johnston will be part of the Dublin N.F.M.D.
Gorta are running a programme in Connaught “Soup for Life” it has been to every house in Connaught – over 250,000 houses – which will be linked to the one minute silence which will be held on the 14th May 2010. People in the home, workplace, schools and colleges, clubs etc. will “take stock” of An Gorta Mor (which inspired the naming of this organising in 1965) and reflect on Famine both then and now.
A special Gorta “Hunger Map” is being distributed to all Primary and Secondary Schools with the kind assistance of the Department of Education. The map reflects on An Gorta Mor and hunger in sub-Saharan Africa today.
It is a fundraising special pack.