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Doolough Famine Memorial

By TheShaker
From a recent trip to Ireland. The Doolough Famine Memorial was erected in memory of the victims of the famine in this area and in particular those that died on 30th March 1849 following a gruelling walk of 12 miles in poor weather and in an already weakened state. The march from Louisburgh through the Doo Lough Valley to Delphi House was in order to petition their Landlord, the Marquis of Sligo, for help. The request was denied. Reports of the numbers that perished vary but it is said that of the 600 that made the journey, 400 died on the road on the way back home.

Tags: Ireland Landscape and travel Doo lough county mayo ireland

Voters: jasonrwl, LittleTaffia, pink and 53 more



Tooma 7 2.2k 3 Scotland
15 May 2023 5:34PM
Beauty and tragedy collide. A moving image with the given context.
CozPics Plus
14 12 1 Scotland
15 May 2023 7:34PM
Great photo journalism. 👍
pablophotographer 11 2.2k 444
15 May 2023 10:39PM

Quote:Beauty and tragedy collide. A moving image with the given context.

Tooma said it better than I would.
Very well thought & executed picture. Bravo
17 May 2023 5:22AM
Great story ...great photo ,
FabioKeiner 10 111 1 Austria
23 May 2023 9:12AM
british rule over ireland was more cruel than genghis khan
TornadoTys 8 208 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2023 7:39AM
Wonderful vista.
Very sad story...

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