Dublin, Ireland

26 Jan

The Famine Memorial

The hundreds of thousands of Irish people who lost their lives in the Famine have been immortalized in this haunting sculpture on Customs House Quay. The location of the piece, created by Rowan Gillespie, is particularly poignant as it is from this location that one of the very first ships carrying those escaping the famine set sail in 1846.

feet,toes,statues,Famine Memorial,Dublin, Ireland

Beautiful, yet horrible to think of what they went through.

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4 Responses to “Dublin, Ireland”

  1. Genevieve Petrillo January 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Unusual (and sad) memorial.

    • toemailer January 28, 2013 at 2:02 am #

      Yea, you can almost see them walking, very heart wrenching.

  2. therealtbaggins January 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Reblogged this on shadesofgay and commented:
    This isn’t really something I would usually reblog, but it’s so stunning, I had to.

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