Dublin Famine Tour
The Irish Famine Exhibition
Located on the 2nd Floor of the Stephens Green Shopping Centre. This summer exhibition tells the story of what happened. It contains story boards, wonderful 19th century photographs, a short documentary film and a number of original artefacts. A free DVD Called Ireland Birth of a Nation is included with the admission ticket. This Dublin Famine Tour is self-guiding. Allow 45mins to 1 hour to visit.
The Famine Memorial
The Famine Memorial is located on Customs House Quay. It was created by Rowan Gillespie and presented to the city of Dublin in 1997. The sculpture features six lifesize figures dressed in rags, clutching onto their belongings and children. In 2007, similar figures where unveiled in Toronto, Canada's Ireland Park. The two memorials to show emigrants leaving famished Ireland for a new life.
Edward Delaney was an Irish sculptor born in Claremorris in County Mayo in 1930. His best known works include the 1967 statue of Wolfe Tone and famine memorial at the northeastern corner of St Stephen's Green in Dublin and the statue of Thomas Davis in College Green, opposite Trinity College Dublin. These are both examples of lost-wax bronze castings, his main technique during the 1960s and early 1970s.