The Great Famine Voices Roadshow was welcomed to the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton, Massachusetts, and the surrounding area by Professor Catherine Shannon (Westfield State University). Professor Shannon brought the Roadshow team on a tour of the site of the wreck of Brig St John from Galway that foundered on the Grampus Ledge, Cohasset, Massachusetts on April 7 1849 with nearly 100 lives lost, as well as the Celtic Cross Memorial to those lost in the Cohasset cemetery.
Seamus Mulligan (President of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England) and Ray Flynn (former Mayor of Boston and American Ambassador to Ireland) along with his wife Catherine and grandson Brayden also contributed to the Great Famine Voices Roadshow.
Dr Frank Costello and Professor Peter O’Neill (University of Georgia) discuss the Famine Irish in Boston and their racialization in the United States.
Timothy Crowley recites his own Famine poetry.