Irish Famine Memorial

A large bowl in bronze, split down the centre (photograph). This is the Liverpool irish Famine Memorial.
Irish Famine Memorial 29Oct

Over the last couple of years, Liverpool Irish Festival has been working on revitalising the Liverpool Irish Famine Trail, which includes the Irish Famine Memorial.

Today, the Liverpool Great Hunger Commemoration Committee, Conradh Na Gaeilge Learpholl and Liverpool Irish Centre, in partnership with the Festival, lead a Famine Memorial Service to mark 175-years since the start of the seven-years of Famine in Ireland, lasting 1847-1852. There will be speeches, readings and music at the memorial ground. Úna Quinn and Neil Campbell will perform a specially commissioned song.

Everyone is welcome. However, we would note that this is an outside event and we may have difficulties with sound if it is rainy or windy. We recommend dressing for the weather and bringing seats or walking aids as required. This is a standing service of roughly 30-minutes. People may gather in advance of the service.

These activities have been made possible with funds from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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29 October 2023

The event will take place for roughly one hour, weather permitting.


St Luke’s (Bombed-Out) Church
St Luke's Church

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