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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  • You can almost feel the pain and hunger the Irish had to go through during the famine. Unbelieveable!  more »
  • I went here in 2016. I like that it’s something different. If you like history, going in to old buildings, and spooky feelings definitely go. Very educational. Sad stories. It is quite a walk, so I’d....  more »

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