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For those of us old enough, the images from Africa that haunted our television screens for a large part of 2011 will have taken us back more than a quarter of a century.
Operation Transformation star and renowned fundraiser Ronan Scully is undertaking the Great Ethiopian Run this November, and is looking for volunteers to join him. Scully has already signed up close to a dozen participants to run with him on the annual event, a 10km walking and running challenge through the heart of Addis Ababa on November 27.
Irish charity Vita (formerly Refugee Trust) is appealing for support in Knock to help fight hunger in Ethiopia and free families from the risk of famine.
Irish charity Vita, (formerly Refugee Trust) is appealing for support in Kilkenny to help fight hunger in Ethiopia and free families from the risk of famine.
Like most towns in Ireland, Galway was used to food shortages; they had occurred here in 1816, 1817, 1822, 1831, and in 1842 there were food riots in the city. Nobody, however, was prepared for what happened in 1845 when the potato crop failed. As winter approached, the situation did not seem any worse than usual, though people were concerned about food being exported from the docks while there was a shortage locally.
A public lecture on The Archaeology of the Irish Famine, by distinguished US Professor Charles E Orser jr, will take place in NUI Galway on Monday July 5 at 6pm in the D’Arcy Thompson lecture theatre (Arts/Science Building).
Public programme for May
A number of events taking place around Westport are currently being finalised for the National Famine Commemoration which will take place on May 16 in Murrisk