Posted by: irishhungercomm | May 1, 2010

Let Us Not Forget

Some important issues to remember. Here Jim Gallagher is urging us to remember.  We should all bring up points that we remember as we honor the memory of the Victims of the Irish Hunger – let us strive to have no point forgotten. All these single issues make up the full picture of history.

1. Unmarked graves and many workhouses across Ireland. Skibereen, Ennistymon, Co Clare, etc.

2. Cross monument at Loch Doo

3. The AOH Monument between Ennistymon and Lahinch

4. The stone grave at the seaside in Achill

These could be considered as points of activity now and in the future.  Can the Dublin Committee have these remembered as part of the Commemoration activities? Many of these locations, and others, were identified in the video “When Ireland Starved”.  Also, can someone get in touch with the Presentation Sisters in Maynooth about the Cross made from the sliding coffin used in Cork (and the corresponding National Museum exhibit on Sliding Coffins) to make sure that the Cross doesn’t get lost? Most of those Sisters were elderly in the mid-1990’s and their group was getting smaller.  The Cross was in their house or the Convent.

Jim Gallagher

Do you know of anything related to the Irish Hunger that should not be forgotten? It could be a monument, a workhouse, a mass grave site, a local story, information passed down about your ancestors during the time of the Hunger, people who helped during those tragic times, anything  –  nothing is too small to be left out of our memory. If you have anything you know of  just post it in the comment section under this article.

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