W6870 : Famine memorial at the site of Cork workhouse

taken 12 years ago, near to Cork, Co Cork, Ireland

Famine memorial at the site of Cork workhouse
Famine memorial at the site of Cork workhouse
The English text of the plaque reads:
"Famine Memorial
Erected to the memory of all those who died in the Cork workhouse during the great hunger
Famine Commemoration Committee 1997"
It is in memory of the victims of the famine in 1845 to 1851 following the failure of the potato crop. The population of Ireland was reduced from 8 million to 6.5 million through death and emigration.
Cork Workhouse is now St Finbarr's Hospital, see W6870 : St. Finbarr's Hospital, Cork.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Health and social services 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 684 708 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.3465N 8:27.5661W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! W 684 708
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Memorial  Plaque  Workhouse  Famine  Irish Potato Famine 

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