Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Remembering Irish Mothers

The Memorial to the Great Famine is in the Grounds of Hyde Park Barracks in Macquarie Street in Sydney and commemorates the famine in the mid 1800s caused by the failure of the potato crop which led to the population of Ireland dropping by some 25%. Many died, the others migrated to America, Canada and Australia.

Last Sunday was Mothers' Day in Australia.

Over the weekend flowers had been left at the Memorial wall with cards remembering mothers and grandmothers, whose forebears no doubt migrated during the famine and helped build this country.