The International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place at 2.30pm at the Williamstown Famine Rock, Burgoyne Reserve, The Strand, on Sunday, October 28. Everyone is welcome.
Minister of State and Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan will represent the Irish Government at the event and will be the guest speaker.
At 5pm that day there will be a roundtable discussion at Williamstown Town Hall on the ‘Famine and Irish Australia’.
A panel of academics - Professor Elizabeth Malcolm, Associate Professor Dianne Hall, Dr Fidelma Breen and Dr Val Noone - will discuss questions such as what impact did the Famine have on Irish Australia. MC - Prof Ronan McDonald.
Tea and coffee from 4.30pm.