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The Famine Sculpture

Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
353-1-605-7700
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Ranked #18 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

When browsing around Dublin with a camera this is a great find. Good for some striking foreground interest. The figures really do make you stop and consider the history lesson being portrayed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Statues of famine victims on the side of the path leading out to Dublin Harbour. There are similar statues in St. Stephens Green (centre of Dublin). It causes one to have a reflective moment for all who died in the great Famine. One thing I found a bit offensive was visitors climbing on top of the statures or making fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Brings new light to what these poor souls went through even before they left. You can truly see the anguish in this sculpture. Please visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Worth making a detour to see this, the sculptures, figures, faces and bearing all make you see the suffering. Powerful

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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If anything, these make you think and you realise how lucky you are to live today and not back in the days of the famine. You can see the pain, the suffering, these are well worth taking the bit of time to go and see.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Well worth visiting. A noteworthy reminder of harder times past. The sculptures are emotive and powerful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a sight when you pass has a lot of sad history to it. It is definitely worth getting a few photos of these Sculptures if you pass them

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're in the general area of the IFSC, Bord Gais theatre or National Convention centre this sculpture is on the river side nearby and is worth a look. It remembers the people who died in the Irish Famine in the 1800's. Probably not worth making a journey just to see it on its own

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abuja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The statues were a depressing reminder of the pangs of poverty and neglect. How could people have gone through so much pains with wealth neighbouring countries? There was one of the man and a child over his neck, i keep wondering if that boy was dead or alive. Even animals emigrated. It is indeed a sad reminder and a look... More 

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County Laois, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

where they were placed and height of them. i found it very moving even a dog . its by the liffey. bit scary of an evening there lots of winos best to go by daytime

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