Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Great Irish Famine Memorial Sign


On the Warrenpoint Harbor walk, this memorial sign has been erected back in 2015.

It reads:       The Lady Caroline

Commissioned by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, in remembrance of those who undertook the passage between Warrenpoint Co. Down and New Brunswick, Canada, and all who suffered on the island of Ireland during the Great Irish Famine.

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21 comments:

  1. My ancestors came here during the famine. It was a tragedy for sure.

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  2. Hello, I am sure I have ancestors that came from that time period also. Great memorial. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. A very nice memorial for all those who suffered during the famine.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week, Christine.

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  4. A honor for those that endeared much.

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  5. And who fled to these shores--the U.S. and Canada--for a better life.

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  6. I have learnt so much about that terrible part of history through both fact and fiction stories. It is hard to imagine living through something like that. It is good for us to remember.
    Andrea

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  7. Some of my ancestors were Irish and I'm sure they made the journey to America because of the famine....something I hope to research in the near future.

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  8. A nice memorial for those who suffered so.

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  9. That famine changed the course of so many lives and families.

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  10. ...I often wonder which ship my family came across on.

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  11. I think about that famine every so often and wonder what would happen if something like that happened here in the USA....

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  12. It's lovely.
    My dads family came out from Ireland as free settlers to Tasmania, Australia in 1845 (Irish famine)

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  13. A lovely memorial.


    Frankly My Dear

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  14. A wonderful memorial for this enormous tragedy.

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  15. Some of the original "refugees".

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  16. Mooie Christine, Gedenkwaardig!
    Groet Kees.

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  17. The Boston area was the recipient of many who fled the famine - it's hard to imagine this area without all the Irish-Americans!

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