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Great Famine Voices: Hamilton, Ontario

Great Famine Voices: Hamilton, Ontario

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The premiere of a short documentary featuring the stories of Irish emigrants who settled in Hamilton, Ontario during the Great Hunger.

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Great Famine Voices: Hamilton, Ontario

175 years ago, in Black '47, the Irish Famine or Great Hunger (an Gorta Mór) prompted more than 100,000 desperate Irish men, women, and children to leave their homeland and make a perilous journey across the Atlantic to Canada. Many did not survive the voyage.

This short documentary video, part of the ongoing Great Famine Voices series produced and curated by Dr. Jason King for Ireland's National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park and Irish Heritage Trust, focuses on the migrants who made the journey through the quarantine station at Grosse Île, Quebec and down the St. Lawrence River, to settle in the region of Hamilton, Ontario.

Featuring Irish emigrants and the descendants of Famine migrants, sharing cherished family letters and artifacts, as well as historical perspectives from Dr. Laura Smith, historical researcher and advisor to the Canada Ireland Foundation.

Sunday, May 29, at 5 pm EST (10 pm GMT)

Free. Registrants will be emailed a link to view the video in advance of the premiere.

Great Famine Voices Hamilton, Ontario is funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.

Presented in partnership with Canada Ireland Foundation.

greatfaminevoices.ie/

canadairelandfoundation.com/

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