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#Great Famine

From TheJournal.ie Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona Great Famine

Commemoration of the Great Famine to take place in Arizona

Josepha Madigan said the event will recognise the ongoing role of the Irish diaspora and Irish-Americans in Arizona.

From TheJournal.ie Minister calls for memorial for Irish Famine shipwreck victims after remains found on beach Quebec

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.

From TheJournal.ie Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne Australia

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.

From TheJournal.ie National commemoration day for the Great Famine set for May 2019 Remembrance

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.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine Oklahoma

Varadkar to thank Choctaw Nation for support during Famine

The Taoiseach is travelling to the US next week.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland looks set to get a national commemoration day for the Great Famine Remembrance

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine Trevelyan

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000' Opinion

'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’.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters The Missing 1490

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we being overly sensitive about C4's Famine sitcom? Hungry

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.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine Famine

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War Opinion This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Glasgow to erect famine memorial An Gorta Mór

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

From TheJournal.ie Great Famine victims remembered at national commemoration Famine Memorial

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.

From TheJournal.ie Schoolchildren plan a minute of silence for Great Famine victims Remembering

Schoolchildren plan a minute of silence for Great Famine victims

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

From TheJournal.ie GM potato trials could be held in Carlow GM Trials

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.