Famine Memorial

Memorial de la Famine irlandaise - Keith Ewing - cc
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Adresse Location:
Docklands, (County Dublin)

In Dublin, we love sculptures and other works of art that pay tribute to the great events of the past… And the Famine Memorial is part of these poignant testimonies, which allow Dubliners to remember the sad episode of the Great Irish Famine…

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A tribute to the victims of the Great Famine

Not far from the Custom House, there is also a memorial very dear to the Dublinois: the Famine Memorial. Installed in homage to the victims of the Great Famine, which heavily affected Ireland from 1845 to 1849, this group of sculptures depicts starving Irish people in rags, struggling on the pavement.

Their bodies, tortured and thinned, seem to drag themselves painfully as their faces seem to proclaim their suffering. Among them, a man, seems to carry on his shoulders the inert body of a child… A difficult and moving scene, which aims to pay a poignant tribute to the victims of the famine…

Created in 1997 by the Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillepsie, this work is a strong symbol for the city of Dublin. Many tourists like to stop there to immortalize these faces torn by hunger and pain. A beautiful way to remember the history that shaped Ireland, while keeping the memories alive on the very quays of Dublin.

Famine Memorial
Practical information

Address Address:
on the docks in Dublin's Docklands district...

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
53.348061, -6.250068

Duration of the visit Duration of the visit:
15 minutes
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