Subject: Ireland Reaching Out
My name is Bill Fahey. I sent you a contact message this date concerning Ireland Reaching Out, which was a story on the website Irish Central. It is a good idea to encourage the Irish Diaspora to return to Ireland and research their family history.
A large part of that history is the Great Hunger, 1845-51. Over 1 Million of our family ancestors died of starvation and related diseases while vast amounts of food were shipped out of Ireland. Our family ancestors, who were the victims, are in many unmarked and neglected graves throughout Ireland. These conditions should be corrected to show respect and honor our families.
I am sending you a ” Report by AFri,on Famine Graveyards”. I hope it will help you and other groups in educating the Irish Diaspora about their family histories. These Hunger Graveyards should be visited by all who are seeking information about their families. They should be included in any tour trips in their area.
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