Marker for the community of the Shankill

CCIFV Tallaght Shankhill

Marker for the community of Shankill is gifted from Tallaght community group Members of Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims (CCIFV).

Michael Blanch of CCIFV commented “The universality of An Gorta Mor it knew no borders nor discriminated against Protestant or Catholic, Unionist or Nationalist. It was a great human leveler of the poor who are buried side by side in mass graves all over Ireland, in a watery grave at the bottom of the high sea’s and overseas. The Shankill community have held commemoration’s to the victims of The Great Hunger in the Shankill Cemetry.”

“There is no Marker to remember them, the Shankill community with the help of Belfast City Council and CCIFV have come together to make it possible for the Marker to be unveiled in May all going well in these trying and uncharted times of Irish and world history. It is in these times of crises communities and mankind can pull together to save humankind.” 

Sarah Brooks

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