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Well done, but very grim reminder

The devil is in the details - literally. The sculpture is very well done and brings home the utter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington

It's a nice statue with a sad meaning. Right across from Campbel's and St.Patrick. It's worth to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Murrisk, Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank LAEricson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Serpens K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank LindaPJacksonville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Moving sculpture in beautiful setting. All free and great drive around the coast to get there from Waterford.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right across from Croagh Patrick. This should be a must stop, while in Mayo. The time taken is well worth it.

Thank cljgerry
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We came across this quite unexpectedly across the road from the Croagh Patrick car park. It really makes you think about the human cost of the famine. The monument has an amazing backdrop of the mountains and the scenery of Clew Bay is breathtaking.

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Very moving memorial to the Famine and those who died. Just across the road from Croagh Patrick car park at Murrisk.

Thank MarisolChichester
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I actually miss it twice and yet it is next to the main road and across from the Croagh Patrick walk parking lot. It is a beautiful piece facing the water but more info could be provided on site and that difficult period of Irish...More

Thank Travel52_11
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Where the ship is quite impressive and gets the point across I expected more. It's only the ship with a small explanation.

Thank Trish A
Reviewed 20 June 2018

to Irish history in a beautiful walking park. Near Croagh Patrick and minutes from downtown. Great place for a quiet moment to absorb all the wonderful things in Westport.

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Rebecca S
2 September 2015|
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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