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“A sobering reflection on a dark time in Irish history.”

The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 time, yet at least a million people died of starvation and disease and millions more were forced to emigrate. This year's exhibition includes a museum artefact. Spread across several rooms, the 50 posters and 15 minute film contain 19th century photographs, maps, sketches and contemporary eye witness accounts. You will learn how inadequate Government relief measures contributed to the disaster and how eviction and emigration dramatically reduced the population. Emigration from Ireland continued at a great pace after the Famine. In fact in the period 1856 to 1914, over 4 million people left Ireland.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Do not miss this exhibition !It is an amazing journey through a heart breaking period in Irish history

1  Thank Nuala C
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"stephen's green shopping centre"
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"irish descent"
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"heart wrenching"
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"potato blight"
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"story boards"
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"heart breaking"
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"eye opening"
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"great famine"
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"takes about an hour"
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

A very interesting self guided short walking tour through the history of Ireland's potato famine and the effects on the people and the conflict with English land owners at the time. The Tour is on the top floor of a mall which is odd considering the importance in Irish history. This exhibit could warrant a bigger venue and could have even more impact on visitors. Excellent exhibit.

1  Thank Shad1995
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This exhibit was on the top level of the shopping center and unfortunately on the sunny side, so it was very warm. (We should've gone on a cooler or rainy day!) it consists of a series of 50 posters that you walk around and read, along with a 15 minute video. I learned a lot about the potato blight and the impact it had on Ireland and Irish history. We spent about an hour there.

1  Thank JD11125
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly impessive exhibition. Well worth the visit.
A honest and heart breaking travel through Irish hard time.
(It was a little hard to find the venue but found it in the end.
It is on the top floor of the Stephen Greeen shopping centre abve the food court.)

1  Thank Yvonne v
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A series of easy to read posters and a short video take you through the grinding heartbreak of the potato famine of the 1840’s-50’s. It shines a light on the neglect rendered by the landed class on the laborers, peasants who occupied their land. It also focuses on the disregard shown by the politicians of the day towards the people and their miserable plight.
As an Australian whose family migrated from Ireland to Australia in the early 1850’s, it is particularly poignant.
Well worth the afternoon spent in Dublin.

2  Thank Marjorie M
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