Welcome to Liverpool Mr President…….


Above is the Great Hunger (An Gorta Mor) Memorial in the grounds of St Lukes Church, Liverpool. Erected by the Liverpool Great Hunger Commemoration Committee in 1997 to mark the 150th anniversary of Ireland’s very own holocaust, the monument stands as a testament to the often barbaric involvement of Britain in Ireland through the centuries and man’s inhumanity toward his fellow human beings.

Next Wednesday  Ireland’s new President, Michael D Higgins will pay his own tribute to the victims of the Great Hunger when he lays a wreath together with Liverpool’s Mayor, Joe Anderson, in memory of the one million that died and our very own ancestors who survived the man-made disaster, who made their homes in Liverpool and who have contributed hugely to the development of this city since. Hope to see you there and the details are as follows:

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, will be visiting the Memorial to the Great Hunger to lay a wreath in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2012

Time: 3.40pm

Location: St Luke’s Gardens (churchyard of the “Bombed-out Church”), Leece St, Liverpool

You are very welcome to attend this special occasion.


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