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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.
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.
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
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
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
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