Posted by: irishhungercomm | January 1, 2012

National Famine Commemoration 2011 – Comóradh Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir 2011

Cluain Eois, Co. Mhuineacháin
Clones, Co. Monaghan

See more at: http://www.clogherhistory.ie/famine

‘It would be impossible to exaggerate the awful destitution that exists in the
town of Clones and neighbourhood. No day passes but some victims of this
frightful calamity are committed to the grave.

The workhouse contains upwards of a hundred over the regulated number,
and most of them were all but starved before they obtained admission.
Their exhausted frames were then unable to bear the food doled out to
them, and hence they are, at this moment, dying in dozens’

Fermanagh Reporter – December 1846

Clogher Historical Society/Cumann Seanchais Chlochair, The Cahans Project and Knockatallon Ramblers are co-ordinating a Famine Walk in Clones town on Friday 9th September. Click here for details.


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