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The above new sign describing the history of the Great Famine which hit Ireland for 7 years in 1845 and lasted for 7 years until 1852. This FaminePot that was found in Dalkey, Had its new home a few years ago here at the site of Archbolds Castle. This Famine Pot was used for the cooking anything that was edible , and had the added metal layer of Copper, to help keeping the food safe.

The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, was a period of starvation and disease in Ireland that began in 1845. The famine was caused by a mould known as Phytophthora infestans that caused a destructive plant disease which spread rapidly throughout Ireland, ruining up to one-half of the potato crop that year, and about three-quarters of the crop over the next seven years123. By the time the worst was over, one million people had died of disease and starvation, and survivors were forced to emigrate. When Irelands potato crop failed in 1846 for the second time, the Religious Society of Friends / Quakers, followed by their own brethren in England and America, plus several other groups, decided to help. They started fundraising to provide relief. A Dublin Quaker, Joseph Bewley, contacted Quakers all over Ireland highlighting the seriousness of the situation. Word quickly spread..


The New information sign was commissioned by Dalkey Tidy Towns
and sponsored by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.
County Council.


The Jeanie Johnston is a replica Famine Ship, that took Irish emigrates to the USA & Canada. During the Famine crises.
Is is open for tourists to visit in central Dublin..

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Could you please spare Dalkey Tidy Towns, an hour or few hours a week / month
to help our committee improve our fantastic area.
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Please let us your email address so that you will then receive a message usually on Sunday,
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Just whatever suits yourself.

Please join us for a morning (or even an hour) of activity to improve Dalkey Heritage Town

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Your help will go a long way to make the most of our lovely heritage town
Is deas an rud an beagán ach é a dhéanamh go maith.

Free Aerobics class / weekly clean ups, for all ages. Just join in, what takes your fancy
Pharaohs :- projects
Planters :- maintaining and creating a number of planted areas
Gleamers :- litter clearing tasks
Graffiti :- removing graffiti damage

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We know that a lot of individuals do a clean up in the in their area, but if we can
do it on the same day, to raise general awareness it would be great.

Please encourage as many of your communities, clubs and neighbour's to participate each week.

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The Dalkey Tidy Towns committee works with many other voluntary bodies in the task of improving our Towns environment, together with the co-operation of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

We welcome you to tour the site and see what's been achieved and how much more must be done.

We would dearly love to get more people involved and if you would like to know how you could help please visit the web page "Helpers Wanted"