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City celebrates Irish influence
The Famine Memorial on Leece Street, Liverpool

A new Irish heritage trail has been created in Liverpool to celebrate the role those from the Emerald Isle have played for the good of the city.

The trail has been set up by the Great Hunger Commemoration Committee and begins, appropriately, at the Leece Street memorial to those who died in the Potato Famine of the 1840s.

But the trail has much more than just reminders of the Famine.

It also points to the marks the Irish have made in Liverpool in the fields of health, education, trade unionism, religion and politics.

Irish contribution

The committee's chairman Greg Quiery said there has always been an Irish presence in the city.

"Liverpool is a multi-cultural city and always has been, and the Irish have played their part," he told BBC News Online.

"The trail reflects the different aspects of the Irish community and the contribution they have made to Liverpool's development.

A leaflet has been produced which sets out all 15 points on the trail and information about all of the sites.

It is available from tourist offices, the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool and book shops.




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