ONCE again, the response to Celtic FC Foundation’s Famine Memorial shirt auction has been tremendous, but there’s still time to get involved. The auction closes tonight – Wednesday, May 29 – at around 7pm (bidders should check individual items for exact end times).
Celtic recognised this year’s National Famine Commemoration Day, as each player wore the National Famine Memorial logo on their Hoops, in the final SPFL match of the season against Hearts, on Sunday, May 19.
Unquestionably, The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mór) was a transforming event in Ireland, which changed the demographic and cultural landscape forever. Indeed, there is nothing else in the history of the Irish people that can be likened to The Great Hunger, either for its immediate impact, or its legacy of emigration, cultural loss and decline of the Irish language.
No fewer than 14 of these match issue shirts – signed by each player – are now being auctioned, providing supporters with the opportunity to own a wonderful collectors’ item, from a truly historic season.
A further two shirts – Jozo Simunovic and Scott Sinclair – have been donated to An Gorta Mór Glasgow, to assist in the raising of funds to build a Famine Memorial in the city.
The 14 shirts available through Celtic FC Foundation can be accessed HERE
Funds raised will help support the development of our Ability Counts projects in Dublin and Donegal. Ability Counts is grounded on a simple model of inclusivity, companionship and most importantly, fun. Through physical activity, sport and team-based play, our sessions allow participants a sense of freedom, affording them opportunities to express their feelings in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Our strands in Dublin and Donegal focus on children and young people with Down’s Syndrome, who are often excluded from mainstream activities. The projects are delivered in partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland and Donegal Down Syndrome.
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Thank you for your wonderful support.