National Famine Memorial, Murrisk, West Mayo, Mayo, Ireland
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    The National Famine Memorial is a bronze monument in Murrisk to commemorate the millions who perished in the Great Famine. Created by John Behan, the dramatic sculpture depicts a “Coffin Ship” with skeleton bodies in the rigging, where the term “Coffin Ship” was used to describe the ships which left Irish shores horrendously overcrowded with emigrants fleeing the famine. The dire and unhygenic conditions on board ensured that many did not reach their destination.

  • Weather

    National Famine Memorial 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 11°C next Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:47 am    4:18 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 12th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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      8:48 am    4:18 pm

    Wednesday, Dec 13th
     Windy until evening and rain starting in the evening.
     
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      8:49 am    4:18 pm
    Thursday, Dec 14th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy in the morning.
     
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      8:50 am    4:18 pm

    Friday, Dec 15th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      8:51 am    4:18 pm
    Saturday, Dec 16th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:52 am    4:18 pm

    Sunday, Dec 17th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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      8:53 am    4:19 pm
    Monday, Dec 18th
     Rain in the evening.
     
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      8:53 am    4:19 pm

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