National Famine Commemoration Day

The Irish Government has selected Sydney this year as the international venue for the National Famine Commemoration Day. 

This year’s Commemoration will be on  Friday 21st July at 2pm, at the Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine, at Hyde Park Barracks.  Irish Minister of State Thomas Byrne TD will be in attendance.

On this day we remember all those who left Ireland during the Great Irish Famine, on the long journey to Australia and other parts of the world. If you wish to attend please RSVP (incl. number of guests) to

Even if you cannot attend in person, be sure to register as a link will be provided closer to the event.