Cardiff, Saturday 17 March, 2001 – St. Patrick's Day: Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection


1. Address of Welcome : John Sweeney, Chair, Wales Famine Forum.

2. Reading: ‘The Death of a Family’ by Father Peadar ”†Laoghaire (1839 – 1920).
a) In Irish: Conor O'Riordan, Consul General of Ireland in Wales.
b) In Welsh: Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales.
c) In English: Margaret Keenan, BBC Wales, who comes from County Mayo.

5. Famine Then and Now – a Meditation :Elfed Jones, National Organiser, CAFOD Cymru.

6. One minute's silence.

7. Ecumenical service conducted by representatives of the various churches in Wales.

8. Wreath-laying ceremony:
a) Councillor Gordon Holston, Deputy Lord Mayor, on behalf of the City of Cardiff.
b) Jointly by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas and Conor O’Riordan.

9. Hymn: Hail Glorious St. Patrick

10. Dispersal.


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