Glasgow’s first permanent memorial to An Gorta Mór will be unveiled on Sunday 25 July 2021.
The sculpture, ‘The Tower of Silence’ by John McCarron, will stand in the gardens of the church of St Mary’s in the Calton, which itself was built thanks to the generous donations of the Irish community.
Having delayed the unveiling of the memorial to ensure members of the community could attend, we are making plans for an event to mark the unveiling in line with Level 2 conditions in Glasgow. Although we will still be limited in the numbers who can attend, we look forward to marking this significant milestone with as many of you as possible.
We’ll share details of how you can apply for tickets as soon as we can, and we’ll continue to update our plans if there are any changes to Level 2. Keep an eye on our website, twitter and sign up for our email alerts.
It’s only due to your support that the dead and displaced of An Gorta Mór will finally have a long-overdue memorial in the city where so many of their ancestors built a new home.
Chair, Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór