Posted by: irishhungercomm | April 26, 2012



Hello Everyone,
Please find an update from Mr. Tony O’Loughlin in Kingston Ontario.
Mr. O’Loughlin’s name will be included on the Ireland Canada Monument proposed for Vancouver for his work to recognise the efforts of the estimated 1000 Irish labourers who died in the building of the Rideau Canal in the years 1826-1831 and his recent efforts to bring to the attention those that died in Kingston from starvation related diseases during 1845-48.

Go raibh míle maith agat le do chuid oibre.

Brendan Flynn
Exec. Director. The Ireland Canada Monument Vancouver BC
(604) 873-3167

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012

Kingston, Ontario has a mass Irish grave site on the grounds of Kingston General Hospital – In 1847 an estimated fifty thousand  Irish came through Kingston and of these an estimated one thousand and four hundred died that summer in Kingston – An estimated three hundred Kingstonians also died helping the Irish and were buried in Skeleton Park.

A commemoration will be held Saturday May 19th 2012 at 1pm at An Gorta Mor park (Ontario and west streets intersection in Kingston)

The Irish Ambassador will lay a wreath on behalf of the Irish government – Kingston Irish Folk Club will organize the Flag party – Organizations or individuals are invited to lay a wreath or flower on behalf of an organization, themselves or their family –. Following the commemoration there will be a discussion and session in Tir na nOG (200 Ontario St) For more information re attendance, to lay a wreath or to be part of the flag party or discussion or session  please contact

Tony O’Loughlin

Founder and President Kingston Irish Folk Club
Founder and President Kingston Irish “Famine” Commemoration Association

Tel 613 3890754



  1. The work of the Irish Hunger Committee is to be commended.
    The individual and collective work of this committee is restoring much needed dignity to those that matter. i.e. the million plus Irish who died throughout Ireland, on the North Atlantic, in Canada and the United States and elsewhere during 1845-48 must never be forgotten.

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