CCIFV Launch 2023 Lumper Schools Project at the Department of Education. Committee for the Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims (CCIFV) Members Michael and Betty Blanch, Billy and Carol Byrne, Launch the 2023 Lumper Schools Project at the Department of Education on the 30th of March 2023, present Scoil Santain Gael Scoil Tallaght Aobha and Cadhla Blanch a Lumper Pack of seed potatoes and information booklet.
The Lumper potato is the greatest littlest living artifact An Gorta Mor history teacher in the world. Keeping alive the memory of the people and the history of Ireland’s saddest and greatest loss of life in our history An Gorta Mor. We remember, honour and learn our history through the planting of the Lumper travelling back in time over 170 years ago before and after the blight struck. The Lumper is ecologically friendly, shows us how to be self sufficient, sustainability for our economy and society, environmentally friendly, biodiversity, exercise and fresh air, socialising, team playing bringing teachers and students together in harmony by the simple act of planting the Lumper.
The LSP is an all Ireland program supported by the Glens of Antrim Potatoes Michael McKillop who resurrected the Lumper from near extinction, grows the Lumper commercially and sponsors the LSP for a number of years. Dunnes Stores are collection points and partners in the project, without the assistance and support of both companies the LSP would not be happening.
For schools wishing to participate in the 2023 Lumper Schools Project please go on line to Scoilnet Department of Education for your Free Lumper Seed Potato Pack and Information Booklet.
Happy planting and a bountiful 2023 Lumper potato harvest.