Posted by: irishhungercomm | April 26, 2012

Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine – Boston Events

Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will deliver a lecture on the Famine and its impact on Ireland and Boston…

On the occasion of Boston’s selection as the international location for the Irish Government’s annual commemoration of the Great Irish Famine, the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will deliver a lecture on the Famine and its impact on Ireland and Boston at historic Faneuil Hall in the Quincy Market Place on Saturday 5 May 2012 at 11.15am.

The lecture will be followed by a musical programme featuring acclaimed Irish and local Boston musicians, produced by WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan. This event is free and open to the public but guests wishing to attend are asked to register at bostoncongen@dfa.ie Guests are asked to be in their seats no later than 11.00am.

The event will last approximately one hour and will be followed immediately by a short wreath laying ceremony at the Boston Irish Famine Memorial on the corner of School Street and Washington Street, at which the Boston Police Force ‘Gaelic Column’ Band will perform. Guests are asked to proceed directly from Faneuil Hall to the memorial for the wreath laying ceremony.

Consulate General of Ireland, Boston

16 April 2012


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