Famine Display Continues

Famine memorial on Dublin’s quays

An exhibition to commemorate the Irish Famine, which lasted from 1845 to 1852, continues until the end of September in Dublin’s city centre.

The event, entitled ‘The Irish Potato Famine”, is running on the top floor of St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, and is organised by Historian Gerard McCarthy.

“This is a very important year as it is 170 years since 1847, which is considered to have been the worst year of the famine.” Mr McCarthy commented.

1847 was also the years when the Indians of the Choctaw nation (no strangers to hardship themselves) raised $170 for Irish Famine relief.

To get the most out of the experience, it is recommended you pop along on an empty stomach.

By: Paul O’Rourke