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Famine related sculpture in Murrisk, Ireland

This is basically a roadside monument dedicated to the "Famine ships" of the 1840's that sailed for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sunrunner45
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Melbourne, Florida
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Not much to see here except the ship which was very interesting. There is a path you can walk on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica W
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Deep River, Connecticut
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Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is basically a roadside monument dedicated to the "Famine ships" of the 1840's that sailed for America, etc. It is located in Murrisk about 8 Km west of Westport on R-335 across the road from Campbell's Pub. It is a haunting sight and is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see here except the ship which was very interesting. There is a path you can walk on which would extend the time spent here.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting sculpture depicting the ships that left Ireland during the potato famine in 1840,s and resulted in about 30% of the people on these ships dying on their way to either Canada, Australia or America. Well done

Thank frankst
Reviewed 21 May 2017

You must stop and have a look at the coffin ship, definitely to remember the dreadful history and to remind yourself how fortunate we are. The artwork is beautiful and it made me shiver.

Thank Janne-Voorburg
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have no idea why this is even up for ratings . Its just a medium sized sculpture of a famine coffin ship . If it was not placed beside croagh Patrick it would not ever get a mention . Might as well rate the...More

1  Thank Easypleased100
Reviewed 23 April 2017

What a magnificent sculpture, and so evocative of a very sad period in Irish history, give plenty of time to sit and reflect when you visit.

2  Thank Ger222
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Just a short drive from city center and the country's national famine memorial. Beautiful vistas from the site.

Thank Juan S
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Drive past this at night and it looks very impressive, so much so that we returned during the day for a look and appreciate the meaning of the sculpture. It's located near the car park for Croaigh Patrick.

Thank Jack G
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a tribute to all those who lost their lives emigrating to America during the Famine years . It is situated at the foot of Croagh Patrick overlooking Clew Bay , worth a visit

Thank holidayseeker
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The coffin ship is a beautiful sculpture of the coffin ships that carried so many Irish to new lives overseas or to their deaths during the Famine.

Thank cruising_kitty_57
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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
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