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During the time of the Great Irish Famine, 1845 to 1849 more than one million men women and children died and nearly two million were forced to emigrate. The famine resulted in the potato crop failure the main source of food for Irish people. A memorial of six life sized bronze figures is situated near the customs house quay as a reminder of the hardship endured at that time. This area has had a complete makeover. Once a dangeous place to venture, now its full of restaurants, bars and a place where all the banking institutes have their offices. Do look out for magazine listings for the Summer months. The plaza turns into a makeshift theatre hosting plays and all sorts of music.

Address: Custom House Quay Dublin 1
Directions: From Trinity College head north of the river, cross over O'Connell Bridge and turn right. Custom House Quay its the next quay after Eden Quay.
Phone: +00 353 (0)1 605 7700
Website: http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/famine-memorial/31500

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  • Updated May 19, 2006
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