"Our Lady’s appearance at Knock gave people a sense of hope. Ireland needs to hear that message again at a time when so many are under pressure, depressed, and fearful” - Campbell Miller, director of 'Hope'.
The walk is in memory of those who died and those who had to leave Ireland during the Great Famine. It also remembers William Smith MP, who tried to stage a moral force revolution in Ballingarry in 1848 in response to the Famine.
The insignia of Drogheda United Football Club depicts a Turkish star and crescent moon in recognition of the generosity of the Turkish Sultan who came to the aid of Ireland.
“The loss of such high numbers of innocent lives at sea resonates strongly with the Irish experience of the ‘coffin ships’ during the time of the Great Famine” – Bishop Crean.
“We can see from many current crises that no amount of policy will deter people from migrating," Bishop John Kirby said at the launch of 'Welcoming the Stranger' in London.
After a massive €30 million renovation programme, using the latest building technology and the skills of master craftsmen and contemporary artists, St Mel’s Cathedral will be officially rededicated on Sunday 17 May 2015.