Posted by: irishhungercomm | January 13, 2012

Boston chosen by National Famine Commemoration Committee as location for 2012

Boston has been chosen by the National Famine Commemoration Committee in Ireland as the location for official commemorations in 2012.

Richard McDonald, Vice President of the AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF VICTIMS OF THE IRISH HUNGER (1845-1851) has been invited to a meeting at the  Irish Consulate, in Boston, on Tuesday, January 10th. at 2pm for initial discussions.

From:  Consulate General of Ireland

Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 12:13 PM

Subject: Famine Commemoration 2012

Dear friends,

I am pleased to let you know that Boston has been chosen by the National Famine Commemoration Committee in Ireland as the location for official commemorations in 2012.

This will involve a number of commemorative events and attendance by a Government Minister from Ireland in May. We would like to have a meeting in early January to discuss possible programming around the visit in May, and also other events that might take place during 2012 that would have a commemorative element.

I am proposing to host a meeting here at the Consulate on Tuesday 10 January at 2pm for an initial discussion of possibilities. Please let me know if you or a representative of your organization can attend. Please also feel free to pass on details of this meeting to anyone you may be aware of who would be interested in attending – either by sending me their contact details, or by sending mine to them.

I should say that the selection of Boston is due in large part to the efforts of our good friend Catherine Shannon who provided invaluable input for the briefing for the Committee – many thanks!

Beannachtaí na Féile oraibh agus Athbhlian fé mhaise,

Deirdre

Deirdre Ní Fhallúin
Vice Consul
Consulate General of Ireland
535 Boylston Street, Floor 5
Boston, MA 02116


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