Irish Famine Exhibition and its collection

Irish Famine Exhibition

The Irish Potato Famine was the most catastrophic event in Ireland's turbulent history. It is also regarded as being one of the worst Famines in history (deaths as a proportion to population). The use of the word 'Famine' in this context is controversial, for Ireland at the time was part of the richest Empire in the World (the British Empire). There was sufficient food in the country throughout the 'Famine' years, yet over a million people died from starvation and disease, and millions more were forced to flee. Some historians prefer to use the name 'Great Hunger' to describe this event. This Exhibition tells the story of what happened during those horrific years. We use rare 19th century photographs, witness accounts, contemporary sketches as well as maps and statistical information. A 15 minute film with seating is included in the Exhibition and the average time spent by visitors is 1 and 1/4 hours.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology Archaeology Photography

Irish Famine Exhibition
Stephens Green Shopping Centre
2nd Floor
D02 VX38 Dublin

Visitor information Irish Famine Exhibition

Opening hours

12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00



Student (Age 13 to 21)
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children under 18)
Child FREE (Age 12 and under)


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Dublin

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Irish Famine Exhibition Reviews

Irish Famine Exhibition has 2 ratings.

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    hillie • 9 May 2023

    Zeer indrukwekkend, dit heb ik niet op school gehad en dat zou wel moeten We zijn vriendelijk ontvangen en kregen goede uitleg bij de receptie Ook al ga je hier niet naar toe het is zeker de moeite waard om deze periode te googelen

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    Visited on 8 May 2023

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    Linda • 8 Apr 2022

    I visited the exhibition prior to the pandemic. It's a very moving step-by-step account of what happened. There are some fabulous photographs of nineteenth-century Ireland eviction scenes. Some original personal letters and other Museum artifacts are included. Give yourself at least an hour to an hour and a half for this.

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