Posted by: irishhungercomm | January 1, 2012

Famine memorial exclusion ‘not on purpose’

Just came across this.

By Joe Cahill, on May 17th, 2010

Irish Times

OMISSION CLAIM: THE GOVERNMENT department responsible for the National Famine Commemoration says there was “no intent to exclude any group” from the week-long programme of events.

The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs was commenting on the omission of the annual Doolough Famine walk from the programme planned for Co Mayo this year.

The annual Doolough walk, hosted by justice and peace organisation Afri, was initiated in 1988 and is one of the State’s longest-running Famine commemoration events.




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