The National Famine Memorial in County Mayo Ireland

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The National Famine Memorial in County Mayo Ireland
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The National Famine Monument is located in Murrisk, under Croagh Patrick, in County Mayo, Ireland. The bronze sculpture by John Behan was unveiled by President Mary Robinson in 1997. It depicts a so-called Coffin Ship festooned with skeleton bodies and commemorated the Great Famine of the 1840s and 1850s in Ireland.