Cork County Council Programme

To coincide with the National Famine Commemoration taking place in UCC on 12 May 2018, the following events were scheduled to take place around the county of Cork:

  • Thursday 3 May 
    Lecture: The Famine Commemoration Week 2018 an examination of the role of the local cemetery in the days after the July 1847 evictions in the town of Charleville, Co. Cork
    The Charleville Heritage Society. For further information email: 

  • Wednesday 9 May, 4.00pm. An Gorta Mór
    Lecture: An Gorta Mór by Pat Gunn, Council Chamber, County Hall, Carrigrohane, Cork.
    Admission Free. For further information email: or visit

  • Thursday 10 May, 6.30pm. Skibbereen, Famine Walk of the town. Meeting place: the Courthouse, North St., Skibberreen and finishing at the Heritage Centre at c.8.00pm. Admission Free, booking advised by email: or call 028 40900.

  • Saturday 12 May, 2.30pm Youghal, Co, Cork. Unveiling of commemorative plaques in Famine related sites including the Soup Kitchen and Fischer House (used as a hospice during the Famine). Admission free. Please meet at Barry’s Lane. Refreshments will be provided after the tour. Please email:

  • Saturday 19 May, 3.00pm. Walking tour of famine sites in Kinsale. A tour of Kinsale’s famine related sites including workhouse, famine graveyard, Desmond Castle, and the location where grain was landed to relieve famine victims. Admission free. Please email: for further information.

See for all events from Cork County Council. 

National Famine Commemoration 2018

Comóradh Náisiúnta an Ghorta Mhóir 2018