The Irish Famine Museum
Irish Famine Museum returns to Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
Starting on April 15th 2019, the Famine Museum returns to the 2nd floor of Stephen's Green Shopping Centre.
This exhibition contains a number of museum artefacts such as a Famine Pot from County Donegal as well as a workhouse coffin carrier. The famine pot which was used to make soup, is perhaps the ultimate famine memorial and was sometimes referred to as a soup boiler or workhouse pot.
The pots were mainly manufactured in Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, England by the Quaker iron foundry run by the Darby family. They were made of cast iron. 600 pots were supplied by the Government, a further 295 were provided by the Quakers themselves and number of them also came from the United States.
For more details on the exhibition see theirishpotatofamine.com