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Where the ship is quite impressive and gets the point across I expected more. It's only the ship... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Trish A
,
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Moving monument

to Irish history in a beautiful walking park. Near Croagh Patrick and minutes from downtown. Great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary F
,
St Johns, FL USA
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Murrisk, Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Where the ship is quite impressive and gets the point across I expected more. It's only the ship with a small explanation.

Thank Trish A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

to Irish history in a beautiful walking park. Near Croagh Patrick and minutes from downtown. Great place for a quiet moment to absorb all the wonderful things in Westport.

1  Thank Mary F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice monument located at the base of the Croagh Patrick but positioned so as to afford quiet contemplation within a nice park setting. Worth a visit I enjoyed it very much.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if climbing the reek, visiting Croagh Patrick Stables or just going passed in the car, A reminder of the history that happened.

2  Thank Cerni H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just across the road from Croagh Patrick sits the National Famine Monument to those who tried to escape the conditions caused by the Great Irish Famine. The dramatic sculpture, unvieled in 1997, depicts a "Coffin Ship" with skeleton bodies in the rigging. God Bless the...More

3  Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

After climbing part way up Croagh Patrick, we crossed the street from the Car Park to visit the Coffin Ship, My 22 year old who knew about the Famine but not about the Coffin Ships was surprised by the skeletons that make up the railing...More

2  Thank gilliganncphd
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We parked down the track at the side of this memorial, near the church which was also very beautiful. As we walked towards this sculpture it became evident just how haunting it really is. A must see.

2  Thank DJinks
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Coffin Ship memorial was only a short walk from our stay. As a history teacher who specializes in European History I was eager to see this memorial. At night the memorial is lit up and it is very eerie, especially when there is a...More

4  Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A fitting tribute to those who lost their lives fleeing Ireland on their way to America at the time of the potato famine.

1  Thank cindy a
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

A must-see skeletal atmospheric sculpture set against the majesty of Croagh Patrick on one side and the expanse of Clew Bay on the other. You can almost feel the anguish of the passengers. A little more on-site information would be very welcome for visitors

2  Thank HubertCurran
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Rebecca S
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Response from Sharron C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Westport itself is a really charming town with good cafes. To get to the National Famine Memorial, there is a roundabout in the main street with National Famine Memorial clearly signposted. It is also the way you... More
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