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Mallow Street Lower

'Broken Heart' Memorial

Maria Pizzuti
1997

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Description

Sculpture of enormous human heart cut half in two.

Inscription(s)

"BROKEN HEART"
MEMORIAL


MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS OF THE GREAT FAMINE
(1845-1849)

commissioned by gerry barrett (edward holdings, galway)
this memorial is to commemorate the thousands of people
who used this site as a holding station in the famine of 1845
to 1849 prior to emigration to the new world never to return

this memorial was designed by ms. marie pizzuti and unveiled by
his worship the mayor, councillor k. o'hanlon on 21st may 1997

Annotation

It was also a water feature initially, spraying water from the tubes on the sculpture. However, this is no longer a feature.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 52°39'39" - W 8°37'58")

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