Strokestown Famine Orphans
in Quebec and New York

Strokestown Famine Orphans in Quebec and New York recalls the harrowing journeys of children from rural Roscommon such as Edward Neary, Patrick and Thomas Quinn, and Daniel and Catherine Tighe who crossed the Atlantic in some of the worst coffin ships in 1847 to start new lives in Canada and the United States. Their descendants recount their sorrowful journeys here.

View the film below with guest musician Declan O’Rourke performing Go Domhain i do Chuimhne, the anthem of ‘The National Famine Way’ official heritage trail.

Join us for a live post-show discussion with Caroilin Callery (National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park), Professor Mark McGowan (University of Toronto), and Laura Finlay (Second Secretary, Embassy of Ireland, Canada)

Sunday, May 23rd, 2PM EST US & CANADA; 7PM IRELAND

Learn more about the Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2021 and the scheduled virtual events beginning May 2, 2021 – June 20, 2021. 

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