(Pictured above: M. P. Walsh on O’Connell Street, Dublin. 7.6.15. With Co-Founder and Chairman, Michael Blanch, and Chairwoman, Betty Blanch, from Tallaght.)

Michael and Betty Blanch, along with their family, campaigned for five years to establish A Famine Day of Remembrance. Which they achieved in 2008.

www.ccifv.ie (Committee, Commemoration, Irish, Famine, Victims.)

I consider it a great honour to have their story included on the Unite Citizens website, because they epitomise everything the Unite Citizens Initiative stands for.

M. P. Walsh 8.6.15