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 The Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, Colorado invites you to join us September 29th - October 1st as Irish Consul General Adrian Farrell visits Denver and Leadville. This will be a unique commemoration that honors and memorializes impoverished Irish immigrants who poured into Leadville in the late 19th century and are buried in paupers' graves.  The weekend begins with a reception at the Molly Brown House Museum and a film screening about the 1916 Easter Rising, and ends in a pine forest outside of Leadville where hundreds and perhaps thousands of Irish immigrants are buried in unmarked graves.  This is the first of its kind commemorative event by the Irish government at a cemetery in the Rocky Mountain region, an effort that will eventually lead to a permanent memorial in Leadville's Evergreen Cemetery, a memorial that will represent all Irish immigrants who pushed into the Rocky Mountain region in the late 19th century to pursue mining and railroad work.  The Molly Brown House Museum, The University of Colorado Denver, and the City of Leadville are proud to host these events.