CelticFC

New Balance Logo
Dafabet Logo Magners Logo
  • Back
  • Show All
  • First Team
  • Reserve Squad
  • Academy
  • Women's Team
  • Commercial
  • Match Reports
  • Tickets
  • View
AIK EuropaCelticTVTreble bookRescheduled HeartsThird Kit Buy Now
  • Celtic to wear National Famine Memorial day logo

    Celtic to wear National Famine Memorial day logo

    By: Newsroom Staff on 19 May, 2019 10:01

  • TO once again recognise the tragedy of The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mór), Celtic will once again be recognising National Famine Commemoration Day, and will wear the club’s Celtic Cross logo on the Hoops when the players take to the field this Sunday for the match against Hearts on Trophy Day at Celtic Park.

    Unquestionably, The Great Hunger was a transforming event in Ireland, which changed the demographic and cultural landscape forever. Indeed, there is nothing else in the history of the Irish people that can be likened to The Great Hunger, either for its immediate impact, or its legacy of emigration, cultural loss and decline of the Irish language.

    As a Scottish club established in 1888 with such proud Irish roots, Celtic will always be linked to these tragic events.

    Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee announced recently that this year’s National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Sligo City

    Minister Madigan said: “This will be the 12th consecutive year in which the National Famine Commemoration has taken place, and each commemoration has afforded us an opportunity to pay tribute to the memory of those who perished and suffered during that desolate time.

    “The choice of Sligo as host for the 2019 National Famine Commemoration is particularly significant given the strength of its historic links with An Gorta Mór. The population of County Sligo fell by one-third between 1841 and 1851, those who did not die of hunger and disease, emigrating.

    "The Commemoration will honour the lost generation who died or emigrated during this time. My Department and I look forward to working with Sligo County Council and the local community, to deliver a fitting commemoration of the Famine”

    Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “The origins of Celtic Football Club will forever be connected to The Great Famine and it is hugely important that we once again mark this annual memorial.  

    “It is important that we always remember the devastating and lasting affect which the Famine had on the lives of so many millions of people, and we are pleased again to play our part in this year’s commemoration."

    A number of the special jerseys from Sunday’s match will be auctioned, with the proceeds going to the work of Celtic FC Foundation.

    ad

    Most Read

    • Celtic v aik europa league play-off tickets on sale now

      Celtic v aik europa league play-off tickets on sale now

    • Celtic FC Esports take part in the 2019 CWL Championship

      Celtic FC Esports take part in the 2019 CWL Championship

    • Manager: We must all accept responsibility for Euro defeat

      Manager: We must all accept responsibility for Euro defeat

    • Euro heartache for Celtic against Cluj at Paradise

      Euro heartache for Celtic against Cluj at Paradise

    • Delight as Emilio Izaguirre rejoins Celtic

      Delight as Emilio Izaguirre rejoins Celtic