President remembers An Gorta Mór victims


BY KATE HEANEY PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins spoke of the “devastating” consequences of the Famine in County Donegal at the weekend when he addressed the National Famine Commemoration in Milford. The President unveiled a commemorative stone and he together with Cathaoirleach, Cllr Liam Blaney and Most Reverend Luis Mariano Montemayor, Apostolic Nuncio, Dean of the Diplomatic […]


Famine Commemoration – Road Closures in Milford


Due to the National Famine Commemoration taking place on Sunday, May 21 there will be a number of roads closed approaching the Milford Mart area from 8am to 5pm. Milford Mart Road to Drumacloghan (L-5582/1-2), (L-5652/1) Lag Jtn to Fawninoughan & (L-1372/1-2) Aghanursan (Cannon Furniture) to The Lag Junction will be closed. Diversions will be […]


President to officiate at National Famine Commemoration in Milford


PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins will be in Donegal next week to officiate at the National Famine Commemoration.  The National Famine Memorial Day, in memory of those who suffered during the Great Famine, will take place by the site of the old Milford Workhouse and graveyard, on Sunday May 21. The President will officiate at this […]


National Famine Commemoration to take place in Milford


This year’s National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday, May 21 2023 in Milford, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin has revealed. This is the third time the State Commemoration has taken place in Ulster. The public ceremony, which will be broadcast on the RTÉ News Now channel, will […]


This year’s National Famine Commemoration to take place in Milford


This year’s National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday May 21 in Milford.  This is the third time the State Commemoration has taken place in Ulster. The public ceremony, which will be broadcast on the RTÉ News Now channel, will provide an opportunity for the people of Donegal to honour the suffering and loss […]