Famine Memorial (Dublin)

The Famine Memorial officially simply titled Famine is a memorial in Dublin, Ireland. The memorial, which stands on Customs House Quays is in remembrance of the Great Famine (1845-1849), which saw the population of the country halved through death and emigration.[1][2]

Famin Sculpture.jpg

HistoryEdit

The memorial was created by Rowan Gillespie, and unveiled in 1997. The sculpture features six lifesize figures dressed in rags, clutching onto their belongings and children. In 2007, similar figures where unveiled in Toronto, Canada's Ireland Park. The two memorials are supposed to show the emigrants leaving famished Ireland for a new life.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Famine Memorial in Dublin". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  2. ^ "What is the Famine Memorial in Dublin?". IrishCentral.com. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  3. ^ "Famine Memorial and Work Poverty Stone | Dublin Docklands". www.dublindocklands.ie. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  4. ^ "The Famine Memorial | Sightseeing | Dublin". www.inyourpocket.com. Retrieved 2020-06-18.