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Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2020 – The Famine Irish and Canada’s First Responders
April 26, 2020
The National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park and the Irish Heritage Trust are launching the Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2020 “Famine Heroes” virtual events season of documentaries and online lectures on April 19th. These “Famine Heroes” virtual events provide uplifting stories about coping with epidemic and pay tribute to caregivers, both in the mid-nineteenth century and today. They are funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Program. Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2020 “Famine Heroes” will release on the following dates on the great Famine Voices website: www.greatfaminevoices.ie/famine-heroes/
The Famine Irish and Canada’s First Responders
(Kevin Moynihan, Mark McGowan, Christine Kinealy)
A Documentary exploring Canada’s compassion in welcoming the 109,000 Irish emigrants fleeing the Great Famine in 1847. This film visits Grosse Ile, Montreal and Toronto to understand how the memorials to the Irish Famine help to tell the story of courage and compassion on the part of Canada’s First Responders.
For queries, or if you would like to contribute a family memory or story online, contact Dr Jason King at the Irish Heritage Trust: firstname.lastname@example.org