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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Newry set to host famine ceremony

AN event to commemorate the Famine will take place in Northern Ireland for the first time, it has been announced.

Newry in Co Down will host the event which has been rotated between the four provinces since its inception eight years ago.

The Famine Commemoration committee said Newry had made a strong application with enthusiasm shown from the local community.

Clones in Co Monaghan was the venue for the 2011 event - the last time it was held in Ulster.

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