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The Famine Sculptures

1, Hawthorn Terrace, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
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'Famine' (1997) was commissioned by Norma Smurfit and presented to the City of Dublin in 1997. The sculpture is a commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine. The bronze sculptures were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie and are located on Custom House Quay in Dublin's Docklands. This location is a particularly appropriate and historic as one of the first voyages of the Famine period was on the 'Perserverance' which sailed from Custom House Quay on St. Patrick's Day 1846. The area is also home to two other attractions that chronicle this chapter in Irish history. The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Story is a replica famine-era ship and offers tours of the conditions famine migrants would have endured. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a fully digital museum that tells the amazing story and history of Irish emigration, including that of the Great Famine period.
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1, Hawthorn Terrace, Dublin D01 KX44, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Sculptures are located on the river walk of the River Liffey and the Immigration Museum. Depict the great famine from 1845-1852.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 6 days ago

An artwork by the River Liffey, depicting people leaving Ireland during the potato famine. well worth stopping for a quick look.

Thank Julie2671
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were introduced to this set of sculptures by our bus driver who told of the millions who starved or emigrated at this time. They are a stark reminder of how far Dublin has come and how prosperous it now is!

Thank GillZAl
Reviewed 1 week ago

While distressing to look at, this memorial is an important reminder of a sorrowful and heartbreaking time in Ireland's History and the many lives that were lost as a result of the English Landlords 'let them eat cake' attitude.

Thank 10coden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely must see really interesting all of the craftsmanship that went into these. They definitely tell the story and the hardship of Ireland's past.

Thank QueenofFairies654
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sculptures are really well created can really see the pain and the utter destitution of these people

Thank hibee1
Reviewed 1 week ago

walked from city centre along to these statues took about twenty minutes. these statues depict the awful misery of the famine and are very powerful reminders of the famine well woth a look

Thank LIZZY6666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These sculptures are beautifully done but evoke a deep sense of sadness at the history of the famine in Ireland. There are out for all to see, so there are no lines. Perhaps an occasional wait as someone stops to snap a photo.

Thank Luv2go1019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sculptures portray the harrowing experience suffered. The corresponding sculptures in Canada are minus 1 to reflect a death en route

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These wonderful sculptures are very close to the city centre, just down past the historic Custom House on the Quayside. They are very lifelike, with a gauntness and sadness, that unfortunately portrays the sad times which they depict so vividly.. They bring us right back...More

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