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MINISTER DEENIHAN ANNOUNCES THE DATE OF THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL FAMINE COMMEMORATION

From: Irish Government Press Office
Date: 2014/1/14

MINISTER DEENIHAN ANNOUNCES THE DATE OF THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL FAMINE COMMEMORATION

Today, (14 January 2014), Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, announced that this year’s National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday, 11th May 2014 in Strokestown, County Roscommon.

Minister Deenihan announced that An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., has accepted an invitation to lead the official representation at this year’s National Famine Commemoration.

Speaking today, Minister Deenihan said:

I am delighted to announce that this year’s National Famine Commemoration is being held on Sunday, 11th May in the presence of An Taoiseach.  This will be the 7th consecutive year in which the National Famine Commemoration has taken place.  Each annual commemoration is a very moving and fitting solemn tribute in remembrance of our forebears who perished, emigrated and suffered such loss during this desolate time.  At its heart is a ceremony in which local host communities are greatly involved and which culminates in the formal State ceremonial event, with its National flag and military honours, and wreath laying ceremonies.  The community in Strokestown, County Roscommon, will greatly appreciate An Taoiseach’s participation in this year’s commemoration.  I and the members of the National Famine Commemoration Committee look forward to engaging with the local community, as they bring their unique perspective to one of the greatest tragedies in our nation’s history.

ENDS.

FÓGRAÍONN AN tAIRE DEENIHAN AN DÁTA DO CHUIMHNEACHÁN NÁISIÚNTA AN GHORTA MHÓIR 2014

Inniu, (14 Eanáir 2014), d’fhógair Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., an tAire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta agus Cathaoirleach Choiste Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir, go mbeidh Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir 2014 ag tarlú ar an Domhnach, 11ú Bealtaine 2014i mBéal na mBuillí, Co. Ros Comáin.

D’fhógair an tAire Deenihan go bhfuil glactha ag an Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., leis an gcuireadh a bheith i gceannas ar an ionadaíocht oifigiúil ag Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir 2014.

Dúirt an tAire Deenihan an méid seo inniu:

Tá an-áthas orm a fhógairt go mbeidh Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir 2014 ar siúl ar an Domhnach, 11ú Bealtaine, i láthair an Taoisigh.  Beidh sé seo ar an seachtú bliain as a chéile go mbeidh Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir á reáchtáil.  Bíonn gach cuimhneachán bliantúil ina ócáid oiriúnach agus lán brí i gcuimhne ar ár sinsear ar fad a d’éag, a chuaigh ar imirce nó a d’fhulaing le linn an ama uafásaigh sin.  I gcroílár na hócáide beidh searmanas a mbeidh pobal na háite páirteach ann agus a gcuirfear críoch leis le hócáid searmanais fhoirmiúil an Stáit, lena n-áireofar brat na hÉireann agus onóracha míleata, chomh maith le searmanas fleascleagain.  Beidh pobal Bhéal na mBuillí, Contae Ros Comáin, fíorbhuíoch as rannpháirtíocht an Taoisigh i gcuimhneachán na bliana seo.  Táim féin agus baill eile Choiste Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir ag súil go mór le casadh leis an bpobal áitiúil agus iad ag léiriú a dtaobh siúd de cheann de na tragóidí ba mheasa i stair na tíre.

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