The Famine Family Memorial
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This striking bronze sculpture stands as a reminder of this tragic period in Irish history. Between 1847-1856 over 30,000 people emigrated through the Port of Sligo to seek out a better life. Commissioned by The Sligo Famine Committee, it honors the victims of what was to become known as the Great Hunger. Sculpted by Niall Bruton and sponsored by The Kennedy Foundation of Manchester, the statue bears a poignant epitaph by poet W B Yeats.