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A memorial dedicated to those who died in the Irish Famine was unveiled outside a Catholic church in Glasgow on Sunday. The statue honours the victims of famine, which lasted from 1845 to 1852 and …More
A memorial dedicated to those who died in the Irish Famine was unveiled outside a Catholic church in Glasgow on Sunday. The statue honours the victims of famine, which lasted from 1845 to 1852 and saw around one million people perish, and lead to over a million fleeing the country, with some heading to Glasgow. The Canon of St Mary's Church in the city's Calton neighbourhood explained that he had offered the space outside the church to the Coiste Cuimhneachain An Gorta Mor (Great Hunger Memorial Committee), as they had been offered to take part in a general famine memorial but not for one dedicated to the Irish Famine. "For those involved in the Gorta Mor, it is very important that they commemorate the memory of the Irish immigrants who form a significant part of the city and a significant part of the recent history of the city," explained Canon Thomas White. The Consul General of Ireland in Scotland, Jane McCulloch, also attended the unveiling, as did local Scottish National Party MP Alison Thewliss. The Tower of Silence memorial, is the first monument to the Irish Famine to go up in the Scottish city, which has a substantial population of Irish descent, many of whom can trace the arrival of their ancestors back to the famine period. ruptly
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I am afraid Ireland was much better off the when they knew who their God was. Yes they suffered but it was with Our Lord. Now lives are not being lost but souls are.