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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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We wandered towards Customs House along the River Liffey and came across the Famine Statues which stopped us in our tracks and we spent time there pondering the Famine and these statues. Take a walk you will find them moving - heart wise.
Not just the famine statues, but if you amble down the Liffey through many of the quays there is a great many public art installations. This one, across from the Immigrant Museum is partcularly striking. Take a long stroll down from O'Connell Street to the...More
I learned about these from a tourist map, and never expected the real thing to be as moving, thought provoking and haunting as they are when you see them. I went twice, the first time at mid day with plenty of people around, and again...More