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The Famine Family Memorial

The Quay, Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61202
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The impact of the potato famine on the area was immense and although a sculpture can’t encompass... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Linda_Laleston
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Profoundly disappointing

Given the magnitude of the famine's devastation on Sligo, it is hard to believe that the City has... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
184marthas
,
Lewes, Delaware
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The Quay, Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61202
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The impact of the potato famine on the area was immense and although a sculpture can’t encompass all the pain, this does a good job.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Given the magnitude of the famine's devastation on Sligo, it is hard to believe that the City has only recently erected a minor sculpture in a parking lot as its remembrance of this horrendous period of loss.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The fact it's left in the middle of a parking lot with buses in and out beside a pizza take away and pub kind of takes away from the thoughtfulness and emotions. The one in Dublin is isolated alongside the river, still in a city...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This piece is in the middle of a public car park on The Quays in Sligo. As we sat on a bench beside it having a sandwich the irony of it wasn't lost on me. I found it a most poignant scene knowing that if...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

My wife and I were out for a lovely walk along the river and came across this Memorial. A part of Irish history that will never be forgotten.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This monument gives a brief view of the horrific struggles of the potato famine that hit Ireland in the mid 19th century

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you are parking nearby it is worth looking at but not really something that would be considered a "must see" when in the area.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visitors to Sligo will enjoy a walk along the banks of the river Garavogue. This flat walk winds its way through the city amidst gardens and numerous bridges covered in flowers. There are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants along the way. At one end...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a lovely statue to an unlovely event placed symbolically near the shore from which many "coffin ships" departed. It is also in a car park which didn't bother me. It was funded by the Kennedy family of American fame.

Thank Meg S
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

A reminder of the terrible famine that struck Ireland and the death of a million people and the emigration of another million. The family are shown comforting one another, and the child points to the New Land to which they will sail. More than 30,000...More

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