Posted by: irishhungercomm | May 15, 2010

New York Commemoration Events

Highlights of President McAleese’s visit to New York

Thursday, May 20 – Arrive in NY.

Friday, May 21 – AM – Breakfast at the NY Stock Exchange and a visit to a school in Brooklyn;

12:45 PM  Visit AHIS (80th & 5th) to meet representatives of older Irish American community.  Celebrate 1st anniversary of  Senior Connect.

5:00 PM  Opening of Quinnipiac’s An Gorta Mor exhibit, in the Consulate, followed by a small reception (5:45 PM).

Saturday, May 22 –  Deliver Commencement Speech at Fordham University Graduation ceremony – 9:30 AM.

Sunday, May 23 –  Synagogue visit on Sunday (8:30 AM) will include songs in Irish, English & Yiddish.  Visit is to mark the generosity of the New York Jewish community to the people of Ireland during An Gorta Mor – The Great Hunger.   See details on Invitation below.

The visit to the Synagogue will be followed by a Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral (10:10 AM).

The visit to Mercy Corps (across the street from the Hunger Memorial in Battery Park) and to the Hunger Memorial is to commence at 1:45 PM.

Minister Pat Carey will attend a Fleadh in Rockland County and then visit the Hunger Memorial in Westchester County.   The Irish Consulate would like to see a large gathering of AOH and all others at the Westchester site.

Similarly, they would like to see a large turnout at all events – at the Synagogue, at the Cathedral, and at the Battery Park Memorial on Sunday.


Mr. Niall Burgess

Consul General of Ireland


Rabbi Hayyim J. Angel

Congregation Shearith Israel

invite you to a ceremony in the presence of

the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and Dr. Martin McAleese

to mark the generosity of the New York Jewish community

to the people of Ireland during An Gorta Mόr – The Great Hunger

Sunday, 23 May, 2010


Congregation Shearith Israel

2 West 70th Street @ Central Park West

New York City

Please pass this information to your membership, family and friends

RSVP optional: or 212 983 4800 ext 146


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