A plaque to remember the forgotten Irish will be unveiled by Sally Mulready, the newly appointed member to the Council of State who holds strong connections to Granard, later this month. Ms Mulready is also a Labour Councillor in London where she resides with her family.
The event takes place on May 15 next at 1pm when Ms Mulready, will unveil a plaque at the East pier in Dun Laoighaire to commemorate all those who departed from the historic Carlisle Pier. “Those people left to seek work but were never to return to the land of their birth,” local campaigner Margaret Brown told the Leader. “Many faced harsh circumstances and Cllr Mulready has been actively involved in trying to assist them over many decades.”
Following the event, a reception, hosted by the Dun Laoighaire Harbour Company, will be held at The Harbour Lodge, and those in attendance will be provided with an opportunity to meet with the special guest of honour.