From: Brendan Flynn
Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna County Galway
One can only imagine the amount of work by Ursala and Eric to ensure that the Portumna Workhouse remains open so that visitors to it can avail themselves of the real truth of events in the Galway area during 1845-48.
I would certainly encourage your individual organisations to provide awareness of the Portumna Workhouse where possible.
You may each wish to contact Ursala and Eric and share contact information regarding your own efforts. I believe they would welcome communication with you.
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is my own humble belief that the truth about the workhouses must be kept alive permanently so that the people of Ireland never have to endure what happened in 1845-48 again.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh le gach duine.
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