At 1:45 pm on Sunday 23rd May, the President of The Republic of Ireland, Mary McAleese, will attend the official New York commemoration of the Great Hunger/An Gorta Mór at the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City. All are welcome. http://irishhungercomm.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/president-mcaleese-to-visit-new-york/
This event is sponsored by The Irish Hunger Memorial Foundation. To listen to an audio file of a description of the day’s events at the Hunger Memorial, go to The Irish Radio Network’s website, ( http://www.irishradio.net/tune-in/index.html ) and listen to the first file ( http://media01.ultratek.com:81/player.php?clid=5&mid=883 ) listed on that page. In this audio file, Hunger Memorial Chairman James Gill is being interviewed about the May 23rd event by Adrian Flannelly on his radio show, which aired on May 16th, 2010.
The address of the Famine Memorial is 290 Vesey Street, New York, near Battery Park City.