Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (3008, 3029)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh


3008. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht when the international twinning Famine Memorial Day will be held in 2019; and the location of same. [31863/19]

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Paul Murphy


3029. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the location and the date of the international Famine Memorial Day in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33247/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 3008 and 3029 together.

The 2019 National Famine Commemoration took place on 19th May in Sligo in the presence of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD.

As I announced on 21st July 2019, the International Famine Commemoration will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on 3rd November next. This will be the fifth occasion that the international commemoration has been held in the U.S. There have been ten international commemorations of the Great Irish Famine to date. Since the first international commemoration in Toronto and Quebec in 2009, events have also been held in Australia, Canada and the UK.