Catherine Martin T.D., Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee has today announced arrangements for this year’s National Famine Commemoration.
The Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. will represent the Government at the ceremony in Strokestown Park, County Roscommon on Sunday, 15th May. As in previous years, the ceremony will include military honours and a wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of all those who suffered or perished during the Famine.
The ceremony, which will be broadcast on the RTÉ News channel, will not be open to the public.
Speaking today, Minister Martin said:
“As Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, I am delighted to announce that this year’s National Famine Commemoration will be held at the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park on Sunday, 15th May in the presence of the Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. The Museum has recently undergone significant redevelopment and will be reopening to the public shortly as a brand new visitor experience to continue its mission of bringing the story of An Gorta Mór to life for future generations of visitors.”