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

The Famine Statues can be found along the Custom House Quay. Unveiled in 1997, this memorial commemorates the victims of the Great Famine of the mid-19th century in which 1 million died and 1 million more emigrated. This blow to the Irish population had a profound effect on Irish society and is blamed on the failure of the potato crop- the staple diet of many poor Irish during the 1840’s. The statues were designed and crafted by Rowan Gillespie, renowned Dublin sculptor.

Useful Information

Public Transport:

Bus: 15a, 15b, 33x, 142, 151
Luas (Red): Georges Dock
Dart: Tara Street

Getting There

Located on Custom House Quay

Map Location: 53.348048, -6.250054
Contact Famine Memorial

Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland


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