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Murrisk in County Mayo, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

National Famine Memorial

Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta ar an nGorta Mór

 
 
National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship image. Click for full size.
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1. National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship
Inscription.


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.

I gcuimhna ar an daoine go léir a fuair bás,
a d'fhulaing agus a chuaigh
ar an imirce de dheasca Ghorta Mór 1845 - 1850
agus ar gach uile dhuine i ngátar de dheasca gorta.

Uachtarán na nÉireann, Máire Mhic Róibín,
a nocht an Cuimhneachán ar an 20 lúil, 1997


Coffin Ship / Cónra - Long
John Behan, R.H.A. / Séan O Beacháin, R.H.A.

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 Fair,
in honour of his parents Seamus and Brigid.

Arna choimisiunú ag an Aire Stait; Aibhreal Uí Dhubnghaill,
Cathaoirleach Choiste an Rialtais
um Chuimhneachán ar an nGorta Mór,
le cabhair ó Oirig na nOibreacha Poiblí,
i gcomhar le Comhairle Chontae Mhaigh Eo,
Cumann Staire Chathair na Mart agus pobal Mhuraisc,
Séamus
National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship image. Click for full size.
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2. National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship
Cloud-covered Croagh Patrick in background.
Mac Finn a chuir an láithreán ar fáil
in ómós dá thuismitheoirí, Séamus agus Bríd.
 
Erected 1997 by Famine Commemoration Committee, Office of Public Works, et al.
 
Location. 53° 46.811′ N, 9° 38.383′ W. Marker is in Murrisk, Connacht, in County Mayo. Marker is on Local Road 335, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Memorial is in Murrisk Millenium Park, north across the road from the Croagh Patrick Visitor Center parking lot.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Murrisk Abbey / National Famine Monument / Statue of St Patrick (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Squadron Leader R. F. C. Garvey (about 210 meters away); Murrisk Friary / Mainistir Mhuraisce (about 210 meters away); Murrisk Fisherman's Monument (approx. one kilometer away); Major John Mac Bride / Seán Mac Giolla Bríde (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); Lime Kiln, Moneen, (approx. 9.5 kilometers away); Famine Museum and Granuaile Centre, Louisburgh (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Srahwee or Altóir Megalithic Wedge Tomb (approx. 14.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrisk.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Famine Memorial. (Submitted on February 16, 2010.)
National Famine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. National Famine Memorial Marker

2. Ireland's Great Famine. (Submitted on February 16, 2010.)
 
Categories. AgricultureDisastersGovernmentMan-Made FeaturesNotable Events
 
National Famine Memorial Marker (Gaelic) image. Click for full size.
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4. National Famine Memorial Marker (Gaelic)
National Famine Memorial In Honor image. Click for full size.
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5. National Famine Memorial In Honor
National Famine Memorial In Honor (Gaelic) image. Click for full size.
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6. National Famine Memorial In Honor (Gaelic)
National Famine Memorial Sponsors image. Click for full size.
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7. National Famine Memorial Sponsors
National Famine Memorial Sponsors (Gaelic) image. Click for full size.
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8. National Famine Memorial Sponsors (Gaelic)
National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship image. Click for full size.
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9. National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship
National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship Bow image. Click for full size.
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10. National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship Bow
National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship image. Click for full size.
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11. National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship
National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship image. Click for full size.
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12. National Famine Memorial Coffin Ship
Murrisk Millenium Park Dedication image. Click for full size.
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13. Murrisk Millenium Park Dedication
Coffin Ship and Croagh Patrick in background.

This park is dedicated to
2000 years of Christian worship

Officially opened by
Minister Seamus Brennan T.D.,
Chairman, National Millenium Committee
and blessed by
Rev. Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam
& Rector Canon Gary Hastings
on Friday 13th July 2001
Murrisk Millenium Park Marker image. Click for full size.
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14. Murrisk Millenium Park Marker
 
 
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