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The Famine Family Memorial

The Quay, Sligo, Ireland
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Profoundly disappointing

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Important but in the wrong place

The fact it's left in the middle of a parking lot with buses in and out beside a pizza take away... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
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“car park” (10 reviews)
“reminder” (4 reviews)
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The Quay, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank 184marthas
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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 10 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

Thank Ann Marie P
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.

Thank eddickson2
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

Thank sgt548
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.

Thank Douglas H
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
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
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

Thank fatman1967
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Beautiful statue located not more than 30 meters to the river/ocean.Plenty of parking in the local area,you must pay for your parking.

Thank celticwarrior4christ
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