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The Famine Sculpture

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Phone Number: 353-1-605-7700
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My 10 year daughter said 'thank god it's just a recession and not a famine' - this will show you why

I have seen these many times and if you can get over the pure sadness of the oversized but underfed people portrayed, holding their children, then you will agree that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have seen these many times and if you can get over the pure sadness of the oversized but underfed people portrayed, holding their children, then you will agree that the represenation is just perfect. Honestly a bit sad for me and incrediby poignant. If you can hack it, see them, you will never forget them.

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Dalkey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very emotive sculpture for most Irish people commemorating the Great Famine of 1845- 49 during which over one million people perished from starvation and disease. It is situated on the North bank of the River Liffey in the International Financial Services Centre of Dublin

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The sculpture is dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate from Ireland during the Famine , it may remind us that history repeats itself especially eastern Europe today.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Situated along the River Liffey approximately 10 minutes walk from O'Connell Street.

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Vevey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

These statues are incredibly well done. Even their eyes convey a sense of the suffering the people must have endured during the famine. They're very moving, although also heartbreaking. I was particularly touched by the man carrying the dying child on his shoulders.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited Dublin, back in June, had heard a lot about the Famine Sculpture, so went to see for myself, and have to agree that the sight of these poor wrenches' ,does look so Haunting, and rightly so, the Famine of 1845-52 was the worst event ever in Irish History over 1 million souls starved to death, because of the potato... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is but one of many Famine memorials in Dublin and an important part of Ireland's history and culture. Worth a stop. Somewhat creepy looking sculptures but, considering the theme, appropriate. On a lighter note, I found it odd that the scraggy dog sculpture was dedicated to someone's mother?!?

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

These figures are positively chilling and mesmerizing - They give such a sense of history, when what was really a short amount of time in history, starving people actually gathered to leave the country to what was hopefully a better life - many many perished, and many more actually set up roots in countries all over the world. I absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you view these sculptures and don't cry you are one tough cookie. I'm very glad we got to see these before leaving Dublin, it gives you a different perspective on the famine and the impact it had on this amazing island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

These sculptures are a sight to see. Their faces and body positions, it tells the pain and suffering. It's a very moving piece of work. I was really freaked out when I first came upon them. There's no warning, they sit in the middle of this walk way on the river. Very moving piece.

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