San Francisco Great Hunger Events
From George Trainor
In May, the San Francisco Chapter of the IAUC will hold its 2nd annual Commemoration day to honor the victims the Irish Hunger 1845-51. The Irish Government has established a Commemoration day to honor the victims of the Irish Hunger. In 2010 the national event took place on May 16 in Murrisk, County Mayo.
The IAUC along with the California Irish Cultural Society will commemorate the victims of the Irish Hunger, by donating food to San Francisco’s St. Anthony’s Dining Hall. The dining hall feeds over 6,000 lbs of food a day every day of the week from 10:15 am to 1:30 pm. The food and donations will be collected from individuals and Irish organizations throughout San Francisco.