Children of the Famine Memorial Re-dedicated

September 29, 2011

Bishop Sean Hennessey blesses the memorial.

Using the proceeds from the sale of the “The Green Square Mile…the Story of the Charlestown Irish” documentary DVD, the Committee developed to site, designed and ultimately constructed a spectacularly beautiful and emotionally moving “Children of the Famine Memorial” at the Archdiocesan Burial Ground (aka Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery).

The Charlestown Historical Society – Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery Memorial Project Committee, during the 18 months of April-2008 through September-2009, all of this led up to a memorable Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.

A Re-Dedication Mass was celebrated by Bishop Hennessey on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Saint Francis de Sales Church followed by a blessing and re-dedication of the memorial.