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Date announced for memorial unveiling

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.

Thank you.

Jeanette Findlay

Chair, Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór

8 thoughts on “Date announced for memorial unveiling

  1. Brilliant news. Been so looking forward to this and love the sculpture, which was my favourite.

  2. Great news and well done Jeannette and your team. How timely it’s worked out with all the gorta we are currently experiencing up and down the land although our food banks are a lot more human than Trevellyans Indian meal or “ min bhuidhe” as it was called.
    More power to you.
    Hugh Boyle

  3. Hello-I’m looking forward to covering the unveiling of the memorial for Flourish next month but in the meantime I’s like to write a prelim story and for that I need contact details for John McCarron and Jeanette Findlay. Can anyone help me with these please.
    Many thanks.
    Brian

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