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Very Unique

Located right across the road from Croagh Patrick parking lot it offers an interesting capsule of... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
James M
Wittenberg, Wisconsin
Worth a look

While your in the are a you might as well call to see it. I could do with a bit more information... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Located right across the road from Croagh Patrick parking lot it offers an interesting capsule of the Ireland's Famine.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

While your in the are a you might as well call to see it. I could do with a bit more information around it but nice to see all the same.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We were on a pilgrimage & we stopped here , it was so sad to see this monument & what it stood for, you could just imagine the people who were starving & trying to leave

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

we had a short visit to the national famine monuement in murrisk. There is some parking and a path for wheelchairs a little further than the path that crosses the bridge. You can see Pilgrimage Mountain of Croagh Patrick in the distance.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank koabug
Reviewed October 21, 2017

A haunting piece dedicated to the one million people who died during the Great Famine in Ireland. The famine was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. Same as review for Coffin Ship.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Took my dad there this time, it's still haunting and a sad remembrance of The Potato Famine. The more I think about it, somehow, it seems appropriate even if it is something of a modern art sculpture.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Erik K
Reviewed September 27, 2017

When it comes to the Famine, the Irish are very serious...and this memorial just proves it. From a distance, it looks like some sort of pirate ship, but, as you get closer, you begin to realize what it is you're looking at. You can almost...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Linerguy
Reviewed June 28, 2017

this sculpture reminds people of the massive loss of life in the famine in the 19th century. At first look you think it is just a ship but then on closer inspection you see it is inhabited by the skeletons of many bodies, representing those...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Gareth H
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I was in Murrisk a few weeks ago and saw this from the road. It looked like a graceful and lovely old sailing ship and the symbolism even of that appealed. Today I went back and walked across the field to the ship, When I...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank RoseMarigold77
Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is the National Famine Monument and it is located in the small village of Murrisk just south of Westport. It is at the bottom of Croagh Patrick a famous mountain that is known for its yearly pilgrimage (it is located across the road from...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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