Éire go Brágh

Poor People Don't Matter

An Gorta Mór Memorial Ceremony 2023, at Reilig na Naomh Uile, All Saints Cemetery at Carr’s Hill in Cork.

This is the site of a mass-grave holding the remains of about 30,000 people, whose names were not even recorded, and whose memory, in the eyes of authorities, never deserved recognition or even a cross to be erected over their final resting place.

We are all damaged from this genocide, perpetrated against our ancestors by a mean and cruel foreign power, while they extracted record levels of foods from our country.

We are damaged and to recover we must remember and reconcile ourselves with what happened and with the neglect since then, only then will we have any hope to recover.