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The Famine Sculpture

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Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-605-7700
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Moving....Worth the walk to see and move amongst these pavement sculptures sited by the side of the Liffey.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Moving....Worth the walk to see and move amongst these pavement sculptures sited by the side of the Liffey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A good monument in the city! Walk by and take a look! It's in between O'Connell Bridge and O' Casey Bridge

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Baile ath Cliath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Beautiful, haunting sculptures commemorating the 1840 famine. The famine has left an everlasting mark on this nation not least with the incredible Irish agencies who work across the world often dealing with famines and the support they get from Irish people. Feel for our visitors might benefit from an information board giving some background and understanding as to why the... More 

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Birr, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Poignant, thought provoking, beautiful, east to find, well signposted, benches near by to rest, flat area suitable for prams, wheelchairs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very much liked the street sculptures in general. Felt that they were a good way to remember events and it brought history to life.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have photographed this memorial plenty of times over the years and I never get bored of it. It is a beautiful memorial and a reminder of the conditions people had to endure to escape the famine in Ireland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was great.the family had a great time. We would love to go some time this year may be in march.the famine memorial is located in an interesting Spot on the custom house quay.you can see the despair on their face.the statues shows you the desperation and pain of the people at the time of the events. You could there... More 

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Antofagasta, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Is very especial this place. Really we could felt the famine with part of Irland's history. You can walk to there in few minutes!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just to the east along the Liffey you will find this elaborate sculpture marking a part of Irish history that is very painful for many Irish to look back at, the potato famine of the 1840's. I think the sculpture sums up the general feeling with looks of desperation and pain in the faces of the poor souls as they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Famine Memorial is located in an interesting spot on the Customs House Quay. You can just walk past it, but if you stop and look into the sunken faces of the sculpted figures, you will see the despair that is amplified by the gray fog off the river. Nice representation of a significant event in Ireland's history.

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