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Moving, compact memorial

We visited this memorial on our self-guided foot tour through Sligo. While it's not the largest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pleasant Hill, California
A fitting memorial but in an unusual place

We stumbled over this monument by chance. I was so glad to have seen it. Surely this beautiful... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this memorial on our self-guided foot tour through Sligo. While it's not the largest memorial, it's impactful on an intimate, personal level. We were glad to see it during out time here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We stumbled over this monument by chance. I was so glad to have seen it. Surely this beautiful sculpture should be placed in a more prominent place and not placed at the side of a car park. It just doesn’t do it justice.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

If I wouldn't have marked its exact location on my map, I never would have found it. Created by the same sculptor as the statue of Annie Moore and her brothers found in Cobh, it's a powerful reminder of the desperation of the time. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

It is a shame that the city has not found a way to respect What this memorial represents for so many of us who are trying to trace our roots, by allowing a parking lot to surround this magnificent piece of history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Travel52_11
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We chanced upon this profoundly touching statue while completing a riverside walk. Of Irish extraction, and familiar with the history and literature of the famine, I would not have sought it out but am glad it found me. Great art memorializes the necessary reminders that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joe O
Reviewed June 18, 2018

With my own family ancestors being caught up in the Irish famines of the19th century, the visit was most meaningful to me. You can’t go to Dublin without visiting this memorial

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Finlandia51
Reviewed November 6, 2017

The impact of the potato famine on the area was immense and although a sculpture can’t encompass all the pain, this does a good job.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Given the magnitude of the famine's devastation on Sligo, it is hard to believe that the City has only recently erected a minor sculpture in a parking lot as its remembrance of this horrendous period of loss.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 184marthas
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

The fact it's left in the middle of a parking lot with buses in and out beside a pizza take away and pub kind of takes away from the thoughtfulness and emotions. The one in Dublin is isolated alongside the river, still in a city...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank irishgirl280
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This piece is in the middle of a public car park on The Quays in Sligo. As we sat on a bench beside it having a sandwich the irony of it wasn't lost on me. I found it a most poignant scene knowing that if...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ann Marie P
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