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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Dublin Famine Monument

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Justin Trudeau visited Rowan Gillespie’s Famine sculptures on Dublin’s Custom House Quay.  The monument is twinned with Ireland Park in Toronto which also has Gillespie Famine sculptures. Ireland Park Foundation CEO Robert Kearns and Rowan Gillespie accompanied the Prime Minister.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney and Prime Minister Trudeau

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Sculptor Rowan Gillespie with Prime Minister Trudeau

Gillespie and Trudeau

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Ireland Park Foundation CEO Robert Kearns with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Ambassador Kevin Vickers and Dr Jason King

The Rowan Gillespie Famine sculptures on Dublin’s Custom House Quay also mark the beginning and end of the National Famine Way:

Having waked from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, Famine Way Walkers 2018 re-enact the final steps journey of 1490 migrant tenants from Strokestown as they made their way towards the replica famine ship, the Jeanie Johnston. This is a playlist of three short but separate videos.

http://nationalfamineway.ie/1249-2/

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