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Memorial Site Announcement

Thank you all for your patience but after more than two years of working away in the background to find a suitable site for a permanent memorial in Glasgow to An Gorta Mór, we are very pleased to say that the Irish Voice on Wednesday of this week (20/9/17) will carry the good news that a site has been chosen.  This breakthrough in a two year logjam means that we can now press ahead with the long-awaited design competition and the programme of fundraising and educationals which we have been unable to progress in the absence of a site.

We were happy to give our friends in the Irish Voice this ‘exclusive’ and we hope many of you will snap up the print copy as a nice souvenir as well as get online early on Wednesday to find out the news.

After Wednesday’s announcement there will be nothing between us and a permanent and fitting memorial except a lot of fundraising and hard work.  We are up for it and we know you are too!

Glasgow Remembers!

 

 

 

We’re Building a Famine Memorial in Glasgow

An Gorta Mór Glasgow

 We’re Building a Famine Memorial in Glasgow

Between 1845 and 1855 over one million people fled starvation conditions in Ireland. Around 100,000 made their way to Glasgow. Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) has been formed to build a permanent memorial to those who died of starvation or were forced to emigrate, including those who came to our city during ‘An Gorta Mór’.

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