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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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Poignant reminder of a sad past

This commemorates the Famine times in Ireland with the loss of life and subsequent massive Irish emigration worldwide. It was along these quays that people left in heading out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This commemorates the Famine times in Ireland with the loss of life and subsequent massive Irish emigration worldwide. It was along these quays that people left in heading out of Ireland, many never to return.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We watched these sculptures by chance. They are so expressive and made an impression on us. It totally represents the famine that happened in the history of Ireland. Worth the visit if you like history.

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Thank Adriana G
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know if I would walk a long way to look at them, but as we passed these every time we walked from our hotel it's potent reminder of the challenges people faced and the immigration it drove

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it was a great experience to be there had lots of fun and enjoyed too much i would recommend it to all

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was passing really often near these sculpture but I never knew what they represent so one day I searched the internet and found out that they are a tribute to the people who suffered or died during the Great Famine. It is an historical point of interest and the sculptures are really well designed.

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Thank Iamina M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A moving and touching group of hungry people like bag of bones. Unprecedented meeting with starving Irish from the 19th century. An image of total contrast to the Dubliners and tourists of the present day standing with a pint in their hands in front of the pub just opposite. What more - after a nice fish and chips. Potatoes those... More 

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Thank Istvan P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Depicts real people's experience of famine. Very moving sculptures with startling detail etched on there faces and shown by their posture.

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Thank Lizzieh235
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked through these sculptures by accident the first time I seen them. They make a powerful reminder of a terrible time in Irish history. There are other references to the famine in this area as well.

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Thank Brianmu164
Burton, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculptures are very atmospheric and tell a story without words on a cloudy morning in Dublin with the cold wind blowing of the River Liffey. Makes one realise how lucky we are and the suffering of our ancestors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poignant figures on the banks of the River Liffey arranged near the famine ship which took passengers in pretty poor conditions to their new land. On a cold winter's day it was quite moving. No words needed.

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