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Coffin Ship - Cónra - Long

National Famine Memorial
Cuimhneachan Naisiúnta ar an nGorta Mór
John Behan

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Bronze sculpture of a famine ship, depicting the refugees it carries as dead souls hanging from the sides.

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Coffin Ship
John Behan, R.H.A.

Cónra - Long
Seán O'Beacháin, R.H.A.

To honour the memory of all who died, suffered and
emigrated due to the Great Famine of 1845 - 1850
and the victims of all famines

The Memorial was unveiled by the President of Ireland
Mary Robinson, on 20 July 1997


Commissioned by Minister of State Avril Doyle T.D.
Chairperson of the Government's
Famine Commemoration Committee
with the assistance of the Office of Public Works
in co-operation with Mayo Co. Council
Westport Historical Society and the Murrisk community
The site was made available by Mr. James Finn
in honour of his parents Seamus and Brigid

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Transcription needed!
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Uachtaran na hÉireann Máire Mhic Róibin
... ar an 20 ... 1997

Naisiúnta ar
an nGorta Mór

Arna choimisiúnú ag an Aire Stáit Aibhreal Uí Dhubhghaill, T.D.
Chathaoirleach Choiste an Riallais
um Chuimhneachán ar an nGorta Mór,
le cabhair ó Oifig na nOibreacha Poiblí,
i gcomhar le Comhairle Chontae Mhaigh Eo,
Cumann Staire Chathair na Mart agus pobal Mhuraisc,
Séamus Mac Finn a chuir an láithrean ar fáil
in ómós dá thuismitheoirí Séamus agus Brid

The Office of Public Work

Ailtirí agus Innealtóiri:
Oifig na nOibreacha Poibló

Murrisk - Muraisc / Coffin Ship - Cónra - Long


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Item Code: ie301; Photograph: 20 June 2014
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