National Famine Memorial

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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.


National Famine Memorial 7 day weather forecast, weather in West Mayo, Mayo

Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Jan 26
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Jan 27
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WNW)

West Mayo weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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