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The Famine Sculpture, Dublin

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Visit The Famine Sculpture, 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. Plan your The Famine Sculpture visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dublin using our Dublin trip itinerary builder.
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  • An excellent sculpture highlighting the suffering the Irish people endured in the hands of neglect of british rule. 
  • The Famine Sculpture near Hawthorn Terrace | Custom House Quarter, Dublin, Ireland, if your walking by you will see the memories of a group of people walking towards a mystical dream of a better life,...  more »
  • A great testament to the Irish and their experience. The figures are haunting and prick the conscience of those who might take Dublin for granted in it's current lyrical and charming state.