National Famine Memorial

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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 18℃ to 20.8℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (E)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (E)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (E)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (WNW)

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

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