|Photographs of Irish famine emigrant family sculptures, beside The Customs House in Dublin city center.
Irish famine emigrant statues photos © Brendan Doyle.
|The emigrant sculptures are in memory of the native Irish who were forced into emigration during the Great Famine years. Between 1845 and 1852 over a million left Ireland to escape starvation. The departure point with their few possessions was the nearby Dublin Docks, from where the steam boats to Liverpool departed. From there many travelled on to Canada or New York to seek a new beginning in the United States.|
Irish famine emigrant sculptures, Dublin.
Images of the Jeanie Johnson replica Irish Famine ship, which carried over 2,500 Irish people across the Atlantic during Ireland's famine years.
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