Need for recognition in the National Museum of Ireland
From: Michael Blanch
Date: 5 November 2012
Subject: An Gorta Mor
To: Minister Hogan
Dear Minister Hogan,
The CCIFV on behalf of the Irish People home and abroad ask you to give your support to record and have an exhibition to the Famine (An Gorta Mor) in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
We hope your quality as an Irishman and patriot will extend to the Famine Victims and Emigrants for their story and history to be recorded and be told in the NMI, as you done for the two Orange Order Museums in the North.
The workhouses of Ireland because of the link with the Famine should be made National Monuments, which can be done at the stroke of a pen to stop any further demolition and destruction of these heritage sites. There has been three workhouses destroyed in the last twelve years. One of these was the South Dublin Union, which played a major part in the 1916 rebellion, Eamon Ceannt outpost.
What World reaction would a bulldozer demolishing a Holocaust concentration camp raise? Five people were incarcerated for three years for stealing the sign over a Holocaust concentration camp, not that long ago.
UNITED IN THE LIGHT OF PEACE
Is mise le Meas