Famine Memorial
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Commemorating the Great Famine

Found along the Custom House Quay, this memorial, unveiled in 1997, commemorates the victims of the Great Famine of the mid-19th century in which one million people died and a further one million emigrated. This blow to the Irish population, which had a profound effect on Irish society, is blamed on the failure of the potato crop - the staple diet of many poor Irish during the 1840s.

The statues were designed and crafted by Rowan Gillespie, renowned Dublin sculptor.


Open: Open year round.

Admission: Admission is free.


Public Transport


By Bus: Take bus numbers 15a, 15b, 33x, 142 or 151

By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Red line to George’s Dock

By Dart (rail): Take the Dart to Tara Street


Contact Information

Address:Custom House Quay, Dublin 1


GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3480, -6.2501