Thank you to Mr O Brien who told us all the story of Widow McCormacks warhouse near his home place in the Commons near Ballingarry. We received a great understanding of the run up to the event and what unfolded after the shooting at the war house. The children all played their parts in this interactive presentation.
This weekend sees commemorations taking place at the sight of this battle. The National Famine Commemoration will take place at 3pm on this Saturday 30th September 2017 at the Famine Warhouse. The Warhouse has been recognised as a National Monument and has a unique place in Irish history especially the dark years of An Gorta Mór. The Commemoration will be hosted by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys T.D. in her role as Chairperson of the National Famine Commemoration Committee. The Guest of Honour will be An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. who will also lay a wreath on behalf of the Irish People.
The community programme will feature performances by Mícheál Ó’Súileabháin, Michael Coady, the Cecilian Choir from the Ursuline School, Thurles and Banna Cluain Meala..
This event is open to the public. Shuttle Buses will be available from Ballingarry Village (from 12 pm to 1.30pm) and the Commons (12.30 pm to 1.30pm) to transport those wishing to attend to the historic site, returning following the conclusion of the event at approximately 4.30pm. There will be a marquee on site to protect those attending the event from the rain.