Famine Memorial 2017

The AICS annual Memorial Day ceremony to honor the bravery of those who came from Ireland to North America between 1845 and 1852 took place on May 29, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Tim Birr was the piper, Jim O’Connell recited poetry.

Jim O’Connell Adds Poetry to Famine Memorial

Jim O’Connell’s readings on a gray Memorial Day morning added context to the memory of a time of great sorrow for many of our ancestors.