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'Famine' (1997) was commissioned by Norma Smurfit and presented to the City of Dublin in 1997. The sculpture is a commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine. The bronze sculptures were...more
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This group of statues is located on the north boardwalk side of the River Liffey, a couple of blocks east of O’Connell Street. It is a memorial to the one million people who died of starvation in the Irish Potato famine between 1845 and 1849....More
I live in Dublin so I had the opportunity to see this sculpture a lot of times but each time it's break my heart thinking about this poor people that died from starvation or forced to immigrate to a foreign country to survive
The famine sculptures are a stunning memorial along the river. Pause and reflect on the history-changing famine - the population decimated, millions of lives changed forever and a massive relocation to the US as people hoped for a better life. Quite touching!
The Famine Sculptures are a stark reminder to us of the fortunate time we live in and sheer misery of those who had to endure the great famine.
The sculptures features several malnourished figures, some clutching equally malnourished babies and children. The sculptures are haunting,...More
Don't just pass by. The Famine Sculptures bare witness of one of the sadest episodes in the Irish history: the great famine (1845-1849). The artist captured the despair in the faces of the sculptures which is very touching.
I don’t do art, I’m an emotionally stunted fifty something from Hull so imagine my surprise when I found myself becoming upset after looking at these statues – Rowan Gillespie, take a bow mate. Bodies ragged, emaciated on the verge of collapse, faces hollowed, haunted,...More
In this day and age we cannot forget who we (and our many forefathers) were and what we all suffered. Those who went before us and found salvation or not, would be ashamed of some of the ignorance that persists in this day and age....More