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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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  • Superb statues representing the great famine. A must see for the hard times of Irish history.
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  • Its a nice sculpture to show something that was very haunting. It has both humans and a dog, to show that all animals were affected at the hard times. 
  • Along the Liffey we cannot ignore this monument erected to the memory of the great famine that devastated Ireland in the 19th century. It is important in my view to know its major periods of the Ireland to understand a little better the Irish.
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