The recent dedication of the memorial at Andersonville was a historic event. As well as remembering the impact of the prison on Irish emigrants and their families, it was the first time that an American Civil War related memorial was unveiled by the Government of Ireland, acting in partnership with the Northern Ireland Bureau. In December Andersonville National Historic Site, who filmed the dedication ceremony, uploaded the video of the event to their YouTube Channel, so now it is possible for everyone to experience the import and emotion of the day. You can watch the video below. The running order of speakers and time they appear in the video is as follows:

Andersonville National Historic Site Superintendent Gia Wagner (0.00)

Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir (1.27)

Mayor Lee Kinnamon of Americus, Georgia (2.50)

Mrs Allyson Drynnan, Field Representative of Congressman Sandford Bishop (6.24)

Deputy Director Eamonn McConville, Northern Ireland Bureau (9.10)

Damian Shiels, Irish in the American Civil War (11.20)

Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage Darragh O’Brien (21.44)

Professor Nicholas Allen, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, University of Georgia (29.27)

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