The Famine Sculptures, Dublin

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Visit The Famine Sculptures, a haunting memorial to the Great Irish Famine of the mid-19th century. This sculpture was given to the City of Dublin in 1997 and is currently on display in the Dublin Docklands. Take in the detailed work of Dublin-based sculptor Rowan Gillespie. These human and animal figures represent those affected by the famine, which lasted from 1845 to 1849. The famine, caused by an infamous potato disease, killed many and forced others to emigrate from Ireland. This historical catastrophe is still highly debated for its political, economic, and social implications. Put The Famine Sculptures on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dublin journey planning tool .
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  • Interesting statue, gives you some idea of what condition Irish emigrants were in before leaving. Worth visiting on the way to EPIC emigration museum.  more »
  • 6 statues, the famine Statues very realistic. They embody the famine that affected Ireland around 1850. They are located near custom house there are also statues in the southern part of st stephen's green dedicated to children who died of the great famine.
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