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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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The Famine Sculptures, Dublin, Ireland

I had seen photographs of the sculptures and had determined that I had to see it first-hand. It was quite easy to find and a picturesque walk from our hotel.The bronze sculptures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I had seen photographs of the sculptures and had determined that I had to see it first-hand. It was quite easy to find and a picturesque walk from our hotel.The bronze sculptures are larger than life, and one has to look up slightly to better see the faces of the emigrants. Beautifully detailed, poignant, haunting, it doesn't require much imagination... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a very poignant sculpture & makes you realise what a horrific period in history the famine was. Each statue is harrowing and the man with the child is particularly difficult to look at. A lovely touch was the flowers people leave on the statues it shows that their suffering isn't something that will ever be forgotten

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Brings to life the horror of the struggles suffered during the famine. Most poinient was the father Carrying the child who appeared close to death if not dead.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Conveys a good sense of the desperation of the potato famine. It's a short visit and is in walking distance to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship

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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I have been in Dublin several times before but didn't have an opportunity to see "Famine", so this time made a point of taking the Docklands Hop-on Hop-off tour. The bus stop is between the statues and the Jeannie Johnson tall ship, so both are easily accessible. As you walk toward the memorial, I found the sight of this group... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I missed this on my last visit to Dublin and was determined to visit it. It is between stops 3 and 4 in the Dublin Experince Docklands tour. It does have some plaques but the sculpture speaks for itself as the gaunt figures clutching their meagre possessions walk away from the scene of their great poverty, looking into the horizon... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not really all that interesting. Little context or history provided. If you happen to be in the area then stop by, but wouldn't recommend a special trip to visit.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The area all around here is worth the walk, the statues offer a great tribute to what happened. The boat is also interesting, Glad I got to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The sculptures are well worth a visit, beautifully done and very moving. Each one has a short history alongside it including the dog

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

These figures look very basic from a tour bus but have a powerful impact up close. It's very easy to plan a quick 15 minute visit, and very worth it. The city is very noisy but the area around the statues is strangely quiet and solemn, even when a crowd is around. The famine still impacts modern day Irish according... More 

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Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-605-7700
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

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