The aim, once they have collated all the descendants, is to reconnect them with their ancestors in Ireland.
Ambassador Breandán took an inclusive and humanist approach, linking the sufferings of the victims of the Irish Famine with those of people displaced today.
Arrival of Irish Famine Orphan Girls in Melbourne
A FEATURE by TREVOR McCLAUGHLIN Reiterating some challenges to readers/researchers in his latest powerful blog. This blog is based on a talk to the International Irish Famine commemoration in Sydney in 2013. An edited version was published in Tinteán and the challenges frustratingly still remain. It is reproduced here with permission of the author in the hopes of inspiring …
the main emphasis of his address was to the impressive histories of all the Irish diaspora around the world,
His Excellency, the Irish Ambassador to Australia, the Honourable Noel White, will be the guest speaker at this year’s event.
Today, the Lender Family Special Collection at Quinnipiac University is probably the largest collection in the world of published material relating to the Irish Famine.
Convict Women and Orphan Girls is a compelling portrayal – meticulously researched, vividly scripted and brilliantly enacted
I found the common reaction was one of a deep and sincere appreciation of the civility and gravity of the prevailing atmosphere of this gathering.
The saga of 4000 Irish orphans who were transported to Australia by the British government during the Great Famine has taken a new twist with the publication of two books this year, one in Kerry and one in Donegal, about the less well known Irish end of the story.