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€20,000 Famine Memorial Set To Be Erected In The Midlands

The cauldron, which was used to distribute soup during the famine, has been restored.

A new famine memorial is set to be erected in the midlands. 

The Erril Famine Pot Project will include a restored cauldron used to distribute soup during the great hunger, along with a brief history of the era carved in slate. 

It'll cost around €20,000 and be joint-funded by Tidy Towns Errill and Laois County Council.

Local Fine Gael Councillor John King says honouring the past helps put the present into perspective:

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