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Stayed in Westport and travelled out to Murrisk to see this wonderful historical landmark about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gerrym552016
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Dublin, Ireland
Moving memorial

This is a beautiful piece of art commemorating the lives lost when Irish refugees took ships to... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Colene M
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Westport and travelled out to Murrisk to see this wonderful historical landmark about the hardest part in our country's history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gerrym552016
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a beautiful piece of art commemorating the lives lost when Irish refugees took ships to places overseas when fleeing the Great Hunger. It is is a lovely setting with views of the coast and Croag Patrick. Seeing this memorial can be combined with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colene M
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This monument to the famine is made up of skeletons cast in metal. It is a scary and stark reminder of the people of Ireland who died in the famine and en route to a better life in the States. If in Westport it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan1Bangor
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This sculpture embodies the pain, the suffering, and the devastation of the famine years. It is not to be viewed quickly. Take the time to study it for a while and honor those whose lives and livelihoods were lost.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cbfield
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a somber memorial to the victims of the famine. Beautifully and tastefully done, but very somber, Certainly worth a visit and something we need to remember.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SteveNScottsdale
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We happened to drive past the Coffin Ship. It is not a big site, but the sculpture does convey the tragic time of the potato famine.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Len R
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A stunning and disturbing piece of sculpture by John Behan designed as a memorial to the thousands who died on the coffin ships . I would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dtalbit
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The devil is in the details - literally. The sculpture is very well done and brings home the utter despair of the famine. Well worth stopping for a closer look.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LAEricson
Reviewed 26 August 2018

It's a nice statue with a sad meaning. Right across from Campbel's and St.Patrick. It's worth to see if you climb St. Patrick.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Serpens K
Reviewed 25 August 2018

If your travels take you on this road, it's worth a few minutes to look at this sculpture and reflect on how harrowing the journey was to reach the welcoming United States.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rebecca S
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Response from Sharron C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Westport itself is a really charming town with good cafes. To get to the National Famine Memorial, there is a roundabout in the main street with National Famine Memorial clearly signposted. It is also the way you... More
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