The South Florida commemoration is set for May 30, 2010. It is a Gaelic Mass organized by Marie Smith and everybody is invited in order to remember the victims of the Great Famine (An Gorta Mor) who are buried in mass graves in Ireland and around the world. The Irish Government has requested that the Irish Diaspora honor these victims and promote events to bring awareness to this tragic watershed in Irish history, and to local and world hunger. The victims change but the hunger never ends. There was a huge attendance at this Mass last year and all remarked that the event was unique and very special – not to be missed and worth attending for sure.
Gaelic Mass on Sunday May 30, 2010 at Little Flower Church, 1805 Pierce Street, Hollywood, Florida
Gaelic Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John Noonan.
There will be Music, dancing and Irish step dancers
Time: 3:00 pm
After the Mass all are invited to join a waking for the Irish Hunger victims at:
The Field “Soup Kitchen” – 3281 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida (Phone: 954-964-5979)
There will be free soup for all. Music by “Echoes of Erin” along with dancers and storytelling.
Sponsored by the Irish American organizations of South Florida.
Get more information at: 305-891-0715 or 954-522-4948
Ciaran Staunton from the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform will be traveling from New York to attend the Mass. He will be holding a short meeting at The Field later – approximately 5 pm for those interested in understanding the importance of immigration reform to the Irish.