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Event Information

It was a great privilege to have the 2023 National Famine Commemoration in Milford on May 21st on the former site of the Milford workhouse, in memory of those who suffered during the Great Famine and to remember those who fled to create new lives abroad.
The event, lead by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to all those who suffered or perished in the Famine and included a wreath-laying ceremony, music, prayers of remembrance and military honours.
The Government was represented by Jack Chambers, Minister of State at the Department of Transport & Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications.
A truly fitting honour to all those who suffered as a result of An Gorta Mór.

Watch the Youtube Video of the event here

Download the National Famine Commemoration Booklet‌ 


Photo Credit. Clive Wasson Photography


Related events and exhibitions 

There is also an exhibition on Paul Strzelecki in Milford Community Libraryduring library opening hours Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout May from 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm - 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome and entry is free. The exhibition explores the fascinating life and achievements of Paul Strzelecki, whose contributions to Irish Famine relief have yet to be widely known and commemorated. For more information click here.

Children from local schools have been working with John D Ruddy on creating poetry based on the Famine. To view these click here