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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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  • beautiful, moving, modern scupture of the famine. It helps convey the despair that led the Irish to emigrate or to steal something in order to be placed in the hell-hole that is Kilmainham Gaol 
  • You can't miss this sculpture as you walk along the Liffey River. Take a moment to remember the famine it commemorates. 
  • These sculptures provide a moment of deep reflection on the tragedy that hit the Irish people, but I am also very timely, I have unfortunately brought now to think about what happens to the present day, a most unfortunate populations of us ... Visible along the River Liffey towards Docklands.
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