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Archive for 'the Great Irish Famine'

Famine Memorial – Dublin

Famine Memorial – Dublin
 Famine Memorial   Dublin

Image by infomatique
No event in history has had a more profound effect on Ireland and the worldwide Irish Community than that of the Great Irish Famine (1845-1849). During that time more than one million men, women and children died and a further one and a half million were forced to emigrate.
The Irish Famine Memorial is a powerful tribute to a tragic and significant part of Irish history. It serves as a reminder of what our ancestors endured and what many overcame.
People are invited to walk among the six life-sizedbronze figures and be transported back 150 years

Belfast – Street Art (North Street)

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Belfast – Street Art (North Street)
 Belfast   Street Art (North Street)

Image by infomatique
I wanted to find some street art not related to the political situation but did not have much luck so I am assuming that I went to the wrong locations. However, I did find a few examples.

Murals in Northern Ireland have become symbols of Northern Ireland, depicting the region’s past and present divisions
Northern Ireland contains arguably the most famous political murals. Almost 2,000 murals have been documented in Northern Ireland since the 1970s. The murals more often than not represent one side’s political point of view.

Not all murals in Northern Ireland are political or religious in nature, with some commemorating events such as the Great Irish Famine (1845–1849), and other moments in Irish history. Many portray events from Irish mythology, though images from Irish myths are often incorporated into political murals. A few murals avoid the subject of Ireland altogether, instead focusing on such neutral subjects as litter prevention.