Callan, Co. Kilkenny (1994)

Famine memorial
Cherryfield Cemetery
Commissioned by: Action from Ireland

Inscriptions:
Ireland 1845 / Bangladesh 1974 / East Timor 1975 / Brazil 1979 / Ethiopia 1984 / Somalia 1992 / Angola 1994

“Famine is the / closing scene of a / drama whose / most important / and decisive acts / have been played / out behind closed doors” / (Rahmato – 1997)

AfrI / 1844 1994 Edmund Rice

Go ndéanaid Dia trócaire / ar a n anamáca / To the memory of callan’s great famine victims whose suffering continues / amongst the poor of Asia, Africa & Latin America today. Their memory challenges us to work for a more just and equitable world / Erected by AfrI’s Great Famine Project during the 150th / anniversary of the death of Br. Edmund Rice. / Good Friday 1994

Older inscription on graveyard gate:
In memory of / the uncounted victims / of famine and poverty buried here, most of / whom died in Callan / workhouse 1841-1922 / Solar geal na bhflaithear ar a nanamacha dilre / Callan Heritage Society / 1986

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