Photographer's Note

The Famine sculptures situated in Custom House Quay in the Dublin Docklands, close to the 'Jeanie Johnston', the ship that I posted a shot of recently.

The statues were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie.

The statues commemorate the Great Famine of the mid 19th century.
During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%.

No event in history has had a more profound effect on Ireland and the worldwide Irish community than that of the Great Irish Famine.(1845-1849)

The cause of the famine is blamed on a potato disease commonly known as potato blight.

Two alternative views in the w/s.
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