Cardiff, Sunday 17 March, 2002 – St. Patrick’s Day: Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection

Wales National Great Famine Memorial, Cathays Cemetery

Programme

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

2. Côr Cochion Caerdydd / Cardiff Reds Choir: ‘Mae gen i Freuddwyd’ (‘I have a dream’).

3. Reading: ‘Death in the Famine’ by Séamus Ó Grianna (1889 – 1969):
a) In the original Irish: James Carroll, Consul General of Ireland in Wales.
b) In Welsh: Lord Dafydd Elis‑Thomas, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales.
c) In English: Councillor Christine Priday, Deputy Mayor (Environment), City and County of Cardiff.

4. Reading: Fr. J. Breidenback, IC, Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s RC Church, Cathays.

5. Reflection: Sue Scanlon, Director, CAFOD Wales.

6. One minute’s silence.

7. Placing of wreaths:
a) Councillor Christine Priday, on behalf of the City and County of Cardiff.
b) Jointly by Lord Dafydd Elis‑Thomas and James Carroll.
c) Mary Newman on behalf of Wales Famine Forum.

8. Anecdote, ‘The Irish Gate’: John O’Sullivan.

9. Reading: ’St. Patrick’s Day in the Klondike’ GD7 by Micí Mac Gabhann (1865 - 1948):
a) In the original Irish: Tom Kelly, Consulate General of Ireland in Wales.
b) In Welsh: Muiris Mag Ualghairg.
c) In English: Tom McGarry, President, Cardiff University Students Union.

10. Hymn: Hail Glorious St. Patrick.

11. Côr Cochion Caerdydd / Cardiff Reds Choir: Hen Wlad fy Nhadau.

12. Dispersal.

Cymraeg

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