Cork Famine Group
The Cork City and County Famine Group was formed to raise awareness of the effects of the Famine in the City and County.
In addition our aim is to engender a sense of interest in Carr’s Hill Famine Graveyard
(All Saints Famine Cemetery’ to give it its correct title)
by the County and City Councils together with Saint Finbarr’s Hospital, into the restoration and rejuvenation of the site.
We also feel it is most important to join in the National Commemoration of the Famine each May.
This was held in Cork City for the first time in 2009 in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery Tory Top Road,
where some 10,000 Famine victims are buried.
However our preferred option is to have this annual event held at Carr’s Hill Graveyard,
as it was specially opened for the burial of Famine victims in February 1847 and used as both a Famine and paupers cemetery right up to the mid fifties.
Unfortunately this cannot be done until the Graveyard is properly restored.
Ideas suggestions and assistance are very welcome
Contact: Mr Pat Gunn at 087 9695673 or 021 4894196
Famine Commemoration, Sunday August 28th, St Josephs Cemetery, Ballyphehane. Cork .1500-1600