'Famine,' memorial to the Irish forced to emigrate

I was transfixed by this haunting memorial to the Irish who were forced to emigrate during the great famine in the 19th century. Designed by Irish sculptor Rowan Gillespie, it reminds me very much of this sculpture at Dachau by Hubertus von Pilgrim.

Famine by Rowan Gillespie

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  1. There's a matching set in Toronto, as well, which I've never visited.

    Also, the Dublin ones are lit up at night, not sure about the Toronto ones (personal shots from back when I lived there, in 2006):

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