Canada Ireland Foundation celebrates and commemorates the story of the Irish in Canada. It engages academics to produce unique research on the history and contribution of Irish migrants, along with their descendants to Canada, and hosts various events to celebrate the role of the Irish in Canada and Canada’s influence in Irish affairs.
Great Famine Voices Hamilton, Ontario (35:49) shares stories from the city’s descendants of Famine emigrants and members of the Irish Canadian Club of Hamilton near the location of one of Canada’s forgotten Irish burial grounds in Burlington Heights. They offer moving accounts of the growth of Hamilton’s Irish community from the tragic year of 1847 and the establishment of its close-knit Irish Canadian Club. The film is a National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, Irish Heritage Trust, and Canada Ireland Foundation co-production.
Great Famine Voices Hamilton, Ontario will premiere with a live screening on Sunday, May 29th at 5:00 pm EST.
It is part of the Great Famine Voices 2022 season, hosted by the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, and the Irish Heritage Trust, with funding from the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme. All Great Famine Voices 2022 season films can be viewed here: