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Friday, May 20, 2011

AOH Commemoration Taking Place at Boston Irish Famine Memorial on Sunday, May 22

Irish-American leaders from Boston's AOH, James Michael Curley Division One are convening the third annual An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger) commemoration at the Boston Irish Famine Memorial on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

The Memorial, located at the corner of School and Washington Street in downtown Boston, was unveiled in 1998 to commemorate Ireland's famine, a series of potato crop failures between 1845-49 that was made worse by the inability of British administrators to provide adequate relief.   Nearly one million people starved and another two million were forced to flee the country.

There will be a wreath-laying ceremony followed by prayers at the Memorial site, and the public is welcome to attend.

For more details on the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, click here.

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