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The Famine Memorial

One of the most moving Irish Famine Monuments is located on Custom House Quay. It is special for me, it depicts sculptures of starving people - very thin, walking towards the ships on the docks.
It was built in memory of those who left for another country (mostly the USA) in hope of a better life. Ireland was struck with a great famine between 1845-49 when it was hit with potato blight, that destroyed most potatoes in the country. One milion people died of starvation or disease caused from lack of food.

I think it is worth going there and pay a tribute, once in Dublin. A beautiful landmark, really.

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