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Great Famine Garden of Remembrance

Great Famine Garden of Remembrance

The Great Famine Garden of Remembrance is located in Carrick-On-Shannon and was officially opened in 1998, writes Martin Branagan.

Thousands of local people perished in the Great Famine, many of whom were buried in graves that were never identified.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Famine, Carrick-On-Shannon and the District Historical Society decided to convert the old graveyard into the Great Famine Garden of Remembrance.

The pretty, peaceful garden space features flowers, commemorative plaques, and a fountain.

Martin Branagan is a co-founder of and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.


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