National Famine Commemoration Ceremony Will Be Hosted In Sligo On 19th May

National Famine Commemoration Ceremony Will Be Hosted In Sligo On 19th May National Famine Commemoration Statue in Sligo

This year's National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday, 19th May 2019 in Stephen St car-park, Sligo. The event will be attended by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker and elected Members, Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps.

This is the third time the State Commemoration has taken place in Connaught.  The ceremony will provide an opportunity for the people of Sligo to honour the memory of those who perished or sought escape for a new life from its port and will feature National flag and military honours before culminating in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony.