Murrisk in County Mayo, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
National Famine Memorial
Cuimhneachán Náisiúnta ar an nGorta Mór
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,
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 . . . National Famine Memorial. (Submitted on February 16, 2010.)
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