Saturday 10th September 2016
Glasnevin Cemetery - Restricted access and limited parking restrictions will be in place.
Sunday 11th September 2016
The National Commemoration of the Great Famine.
The National Commemoration of the Great Famine will take place in Glasnevin Cemetery on the morning of 11th September 2016. The ceremony will include National flag and military honours, the participation of local community and schools and an address by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, before culminating in a solemn wreath-laying service.
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, Heather Humphreys TD said:
"The annual National Famine Commemoration has taken place and each commemoration has afforded us an excellent opportunity to pay tribute to the memory of our forebears who perished, emigrated and suffered during the Famine, which had such a profound impact on the island of Ireland.
"I am particularly pleased that the ceremony will take place in Glasnevin Cemetery, the resting place of so many of our national heroes, during this centenary year. Glasnevin has played a central role in our commemorative programme through 2016 as the location of a number of very respectful and solemn commemorations, and I have no doubt it will serve as a fitting location for this year's famine commemoration.
"I would like to thank the National Famine Commemoration Committee for their work and Glasnevin Trust for agreeing to stage the commemoration at the iconic Dublin cemetery. My Department and I look forward to working with the Trust and the local community in the area, as well as with our colleagues in the Office of Public Works, to deliver a fitting commemoration of the Famine at this hallowed site."
Some road closures will apply. Parking restrictions will be in place. There will be no parking on the Finglas Road or within Glasnevin Cemetery/St.Pauls Section. The Museum will be closed for the day. The Tower Café will be open as normal. Please note that this is an outdoor event so dress appropriately for the weather.
Members of the pubic are encouraged to use public transport where available. Please arrive at Glasnevin Cemetery Gate Number 1, on the Finglas Road, which will be open at 9.30 a.m. The ceremony will commence at 10.40 a.m. You are requested to be in place by 10.15 a.m. There is no guarantee of entry after this time.
Museum Opening Times:
Monday - Friday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Tower Café - Daily - 9:30am - 5:00pm
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