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.
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.
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