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Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2020 – Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora
April 19, 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/
April 19, 2020
Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora
(Christine Kinealy and Rebecca Abbott)
Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora explores the historical and socio-political circumstances leading to potato failure, mass starvation and death in Ireland, 1847-52. Narrated by actor Gabriel Byrne, the film includes famine scholars, descendants of famine survivors, emigrants to Quebec, and “Earl Grey” orphan women who emigrated to Australia.
Please join us for the post-show discussion with filmmakers live on Zoom, Sunday April 19 at 2PM Eastern Standard Time, 7pm in Ireland and the UK, using this link:
Meeting ID: 942 6679 8306
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