The Black Rock memorial marking the graves of typhus victims is lowered into place in 1859. It is said to be the first monument anywhere in the world marking the Famine. Photograph: William Notman/McCord Museum

A narrow traffic island on a busy motorway seems an incongruous setting for a Famine memorial. For the moment it is where Montréal honours some 6,000 (...)

Runner and writer Michael Collins at Saint Croix, Quebec

Within the Famine memorial fundraising community, there’s a phenomenon quietly referred to as “famine fatigue”, which tacitly acknowledges that, in th(...)

The Irish Diaspora Run sees Michael Collins running almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken(...)