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Address: The Quay, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61202

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Worth the Walk.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
David W
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Newcastle, Australia

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 , in a car park of all places at the main bridge end, is a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Meg S
Nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 people left Sligo for new lives abroad between the years 1847 and 1851

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is a lovely memorial, with an explanation of the famine and its effect but is located next to a car park. We happened upon by accident whilst walking by.

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Scamander, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Moving memorial on river edge. A confronting reminder of the hard ships endured in Ireland in years gone by.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This statue depicts the agony of the famine, I always stop to look at it when I'm visiting Sligo. It's a very moving depiction of those sad times.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I found this sculpture fascinating. So realistic. The figures are so thin and you can almost feel their heartbreak and despair. I was struck by the fact that the little girl is pointing her finger away from her parents - was she saying that somebody else has died or saying that we have to go away from here? Very beautiful... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

It is a complete Tragedy that this monument has been placed in the middle of a public car park. It is obvious that the local authorities have no idea of the importance of the era that this monument represents in Irish History. This monument should be moved to a more suitable location as soon as the money becomes available. I... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

As a sligo Man i take pride in showing visitors locations in Sligo town. To put such a monument in a car park is wrong...Its rightful place is on the Bundoran road where the old swimming pool used to be...if people are interested in seeing it they will walk the extra 500 metres....

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