Famine Monuments

Famine Monuments

The Dublin Famine monument was built in 1997. The statues resemble weak and hungry people as they had no food because of the potato blight. This monument was designed by Dublin Sculptor Rowan Gillespie.

This Famine monument is in Philadelphia it resembles people who crossed the Atlantic From Ireland to America on one of the famous coffin ships and managed to find there were to Philadelphia. It is 12 feet high and 30 feet long. 35 statues stand on top of this monument. This monument was designed by Glenna Goodacre.


The New York Famine monument construction began in March 2001 and finished in July 2002. It was designed by Brian Tolle. It resembles a famine cottage and how old they would have been back then compared to the houses we live in today.  







By Erin

6th class