The Famine Memorial commemorates the victims of the Great Famine of the mid-19th century

The Famine statues on Custom House Quay were designed and crafted by renowned Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie in 1997. The figures of starving men, women and children are haunting and unforgettable. The location of these sculptures is of particular importance since one of the first voyages of the Famine period departed from this quay in 1846. The cause of the Famine is blamed on a potato disease commonly known as potato blight. Almost 1 million people died during this time, and a million more emigrated.


The Famine Memorial statues are located in a public space on Custom Hosue Quay.


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Public Transport:
Luas: (Red) Georges Dock
Dart: Tara Street
Bus: See

Getting There

Located on Custom House Quay

Map Location: 53.348048, -6.250054
Contact Famine Memorial

Custom House Quay, Dublin City, Ireland

Eircode: D01 W6X0
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