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The Famine Sculpture, Dublin

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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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  • These statues are a fantastic tribute to Ireland's past. They tell a sad and touching story without any words. A guide on one of our tours pointed out that it is based on the true plight of a particul...  read more »
  • Great sculptures, thhe place is very nice but above all at night, near you will find conolly station 
  • A huge number of Americans trace their roots to immigrants fleeing the potato famine in Ireland (like mine). Good sculpture that helps you think about it 
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