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#Great Famine

# great-famine - Monday 10 June, 2019

Minister calls for memorial for Irish Famine shipwreck victims after remains found on beach

The remains were from the Carricks ship that left County Sligo in 1847.

# great-famine - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown

The truth is my father was ashamed of our emergency, he was a proud man that had worked his quarter acre like a Trojan. Now he was nothing.

# great-famine - Friday 31 August, 2018

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.

# great-famine - Thursday 3 May, 2018

National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019

The memorial day is due to be held over the third weekend in May every year.

# great-famine - Friday 9 March, 2018

Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine

The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.

# great-famine - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine

The day put forward is the second Sunday in May every year.

# great-famine - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine

Charles Trevelyan is one of the most vilified figures in Irish history but Varoufakis sees parallels in the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet.

# great-famine - Friday 8 July, 2016

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine Commemorations This post contains a poll

Calls for a fixed date in the year to remember Ireland's Great Famine

The current commemorations do not have a specific date.

# great-famine - Monday 7 September, 2015

'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'

Donal O’Keeffe writes about ‘The week since Aylan Kurdi’s death woke the world and shamed us all’.

# great-famine - Thursday 23 April, 2015

PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters

In May 1847, 1,490 people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon set out for Canada. Less than half of them made it there.

# great-famine - Monday 19 January, 2015

Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom?

The Famine itself wasn’t funny, but a comedy based in that era might be.

# great-famine - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine

The fatal pathogen was uncovered in dried potato plant samples that were over 120 years old.

# great-famine - Sunday 17 March, 2013

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Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War

On St Patrick’s Day 150 years ago, the Union Irish Brigade took time out from the American Civil War to embark on a day of celebrations. The ensuing festivities have passed into American Civil War legend, writes Damian Shiels.

# great-famine - Friday 14 September, 2012

Glasgow to erect famine memorial

The city’s council approved a motion unanimously to erect the memorial to victims of the Scottish and Irish famines of the 19th century.

# great-famine - Sunday 13 May, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration

Taoiseach linked Ireland’s ‘generational memory’ about Famine years to the country’s fight against root causes of hunger.

# great-famine - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Schoolchildren plan a minute of silence for Great Famine victims

This weekend is the official State commemoration of the Great Famine.

# great-famine - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.