Minister’s praise for committee
The work of the County Sligo Famine Commemoration Committee was praised by the Minister for Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan during Sunday's National Famine Commemoration at Stephen Street Car Park, Sligo.
"I would like to express my appreciation to the commitment of local communities and committees throughout the island of Ireland who persevere to keep the memory of those that suffered alive.
"In particular, I would like to recognise the work of the members of the County Sligo Famine Commemoration Committee," said the Minister who is also chariperson of Chairperson of the National Famine Commemoration Committee,
The Commemoration on Sunday afternoon also saw the launch, in the Model Arts Centre, by the Minister of a booklet produced by the County Sligo Famine Commemoration Committee in 1997 to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Famine.
After the Commemoration Ceremony, the Model Arts Centre also hosted a preview of the Trailer for Lost Children of The Carricks, written and directed by Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin.
The Minister said she was delighted that with the generous support of the County Council, a the booklet had been reprinted and she was pleased to announce its relaunch
"I am especially pleased that copies of this important local record will be distributed to local schools and I am confident that it will serve as a valuable teaching resource into the future," she said.