These statues commemorate the Great Famine of the mid 19th century. During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%.
wonderfully atmospheric famine memorial on the Quays worth stopping at and bowing your head in memoriam
“Local favourite among creative types. Nice smoking area on the back street (good for getting to know locals). Decorated like a ruin bar. Carribean food served in the day, and dancefloor/late bar at night.”
“Fascinating...this is where he wrote Ulysses and before you ask, I have read nearly 88% of it. True.”
“Stylish Italian restaurant with brick walls and 18th-century barrel vault dining room in the cellar.”
“The Mezz is the coolest, liveliest, most fun and entertaining live music venue in Temple Bar. Open Seven nights a week until 2.30am. Acoustic Players start at 8 pm and Live bands start at 11.30pm. You have to check this place out. Free entry and a free drink if you're staying at Skyfall”