President McAleese to visit New York
On Thursday 20th May President Mary McAleese begins a four-day visit to New York. During the visit the President will promote Irish economic links with the US, strengthen links with the Irish community and lead the National Day of Commemoration to remember and honour the 1.5 million people, who either perished or emigrated from Ireland during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840’s.
President McAleese will be accompanied by her husband, Dr. Martin McAleese throughout the visit.
Her itinerary includes:
Sunday, May 23
Congregation Shearith Israel
At 8.30am on Sunday 23rd May the President will attend a ceremony to mark the generosity of the New York Jewish community to the people of Ireland during the Famine in 1847. The ceremony will take place in Congregation Shearith Israel. All are welcome.
Address: Congregation Shearith Israel, 2 West 70th Street @Central Park West, New York City
Irish Hunger Memorial
At 1.45pm on Sunday 23rd May, the President 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.
Address: 290 Vesey Street, New York