2023 International Famine Memorial – 21st July 2023

GIFCC are delighted to announce that Sydney has been selected as the location for the International Famine Memorial for 2023. Each year one location is chosen within Ireland with another selected overseas – this year we have been chosen. An Irish Minister will be in attendance to represent the Irish...

Memberships – renewals are now due!

Have you renewed your GIFCC Membership? Or would you like to become a member? The Committee would like to thank all those who have renewed their membership this year and very special thanks to those who have added a donation. Memberships are essential for GIFCC Inc’s Department of Fair Trading compliance, participation and...

Invitation to attend Commemoration Ceremony

The GIFCC look forward to seeing you all in person at our Annual Commemoration on 28 August at the Hyde Park Barracks. If you are attending on the day, please RSVP here. For anyone that cannot attend, we will live stream the event here.


It is with pleasure that we advise a new Committee has been elected with details to be communicated in due course. We would like to express our appreciation to our retiring Board members for their contribution to the GIFCC and thank them most sincerely for serving on the Committee. Their willingness to donate their time and talent has contributed greatly to the success of our group. ...

How to research and write the life stories of Irish famine orphans

By Amanda Midlam DEDICATED TO THE REMARKABLE YOUNG WOMEN WHO CHANGED THEIR LIVES FOREVER – AND SOME OF OURS – BY EMIGRATING FROM IRELAND WHILE STILL IN THEIR TEENS IN 1848 – 1859. This work was completed by Amanda Midlam as part of the course requirement for FOAR7004: Arts Internship for...