Great Famine Voices Roadshow: your stories

Close up of an archive document, held at Strokestown Park.
Great Famine Voices Roadshow: your stories 20Oct

Local stories, recorded by Greg Quiery and Roger Appleton, in 2020.

Witness Famine and migration accounts of Liverpool’s Irish community, recorded for the Great Famine Voices archive as part of an ongoing partnership with the Irish Heritage Trust and the Strokestown National Famine Museum.

The film, produced specifically for previewing at Liverpool Irish Festival, will post on our Facebook page at 8pm on Tue 20 Oct 2020. This is not a live post, but this is when the majority of us will tune in to the page to watch. The Festival Director will be on hand to take comments and provide further information, as needed. Using this method, preserves the fidelity of the film and allows people to watch repeatedly and share in to the future.

You can view the film here:

This is the film you will find on the home page of the Great Famine Voices Roadshow site.

This event features as part of the Great Famine Voices Roadshow, taking place 4-25 Oct 2020.


Please join us this week for our “Famine Heroes” short film documenting Montreal’s Grey Nuns and the Great Hunger.

The most powerful eyewitness accounts of the suffering of Famine emigrants in North America can be found in the annals of the Grey Nuns who cared for them in the fever sheds of Montreal. Discover the stories of James Flood from Strokestown and Rose Brown from Galway who were cared for by the Grey Nuns after losing their parents. Learn about the miracle of Rose’s marble which led to her reunification with her mother and vocation to join the Grey Nuns as Sister St. Patrice.  Over six thousand Irish emigrants are buried in Montreal, the largest Famine Irish mass grave outside of Ireland, which is marked by the Black Rock memorial. This burial ground has been recently excavated. The film pays tribute to Montreal’s Famine Irish and their Canadian caregivers.

Watch the story here:

Please join us for a post-show discussion with the film makers on Zoom on Sunday, October 4th at 7pm Irish Time, 2pm Eastern Standard Time in North America.

 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 968 4579 5393

Passcode: famine

To find out more, please visit this link.


We have also been asked to share th efollowing:

Please watch “Frederick Douglass in Ireland” (Christine Kinealy, Rebecca Abbott, Kwaku Fortune) which is free to view at:
The film gives an overview of Frederick Douglass’s life-changing time spent in Ireland at the beginning of the Great Famine in 1845-1846. Irish actor Kwaku Fortune reflects on Douglass’s legacy for new communities in Ireland.
Please join us and special guest for a post-show discussion with the film makers on Zoom on Sunday, October 18th at 7pm Irish Time, 2pm Eastern Standard Time in North America (invitation details in link above).

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20 October 2020


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