The Great Famine Voices Roadshow was welcomed to Vancouver by Brendan Flynn, Chair of the Ireland Canada Monument Committee, who provided a tour of George Wainborn Park in the city’s west end where the monument will be sited.

The Roadshow also learned about the remarkable Ellen “Nellie” Cashman (1845-1925) who was born during the Famine in Queenston (now Cobh), County Cork. She became renowned in 1874 as the “Miners’ Angel” after leading a rescue party from Victoria, British Columbia into the remote Cassiar Country to help care for a group of up to 75 stranded miners.



Great Famine Voices Roadshow Vancouver Gallery