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The Irish Potato Famine, also called The Great Hunger was the greatest single peacetime tragedy in western europe since the 14th century black death. This exhibition tells the story of what happened. Ireland was part of the British Empire at that...more
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| Top Floor, St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend! Tastefully done; informative without getting bogged down with too many extraneous details. We left in tears. These events must never be forgotten lest they get repeated!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...especially if you have ancestors who emigrated between 1845-1849 or near there you will gain a great appreciation for what their life might have been like and why they would leave such a beautiful place. It is on the top floor of ST Stephan’s Green...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little known to many Americans, this museum tells the story of a foundational development in modern Irish history. Echoes of today in its depictions of debates about helping the poor.

Thank William R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came across a sign for this exhibit while walking Grafton Street on my last day in Ireland, and I'm glad I did. It is a moving presentation on a very important part of Irish history. The information is presented in a very straightforward manner...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick exhibit to view across from Immigrant museum in Dublin. A must see for all visitors, Very Moving.

Thank pjdrjd2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very painful to see the thin statues of people lined up along the waterway representing the potato famine. A part of history not to ever be forgotten

Thank europeanhaunt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well organized and informative exhibition that aims to give a clear perspective on the causes and effects of the great famine years. The exhibition has 50 posters with pictures and 15-minute video at the end. The EPIC museum at the CHQ also...More

Thank gsipkoi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibit tells much about the potato famine that I did not know about. It is very informative and clearly tells how the farmers in Ireland did not receive the help they needed from the English government or from the landlords. It is a part...More

Thank Patsy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi stumbled upon this exhibition and felt extremely grateful that I did. Though I am Irish, I know very little about the famine and found it extremely informative and incredibly moving. Though I'm not normally one for museums. I thought that the way that all...More

Thank Sueksi12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well thought exhibition and tells the sad tale very well. It is worth attending just for the 15 minute film audio alone. Also it has small seating booths with interviews featuring historians, on a loop. I would like to see this exhibition...More

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