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Doolough Valley

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Republic of Ireland

A stone memorial adjacent to an informal layby along Doo Lough Pass, a high quality driving route between Mweelrea Mountain and Sheeffry Hills, north of Doo Lough. This famine memorial is a reminder of the Great Famine which occurred in Ireland during the mid 19th century, marking one of the most tragic periods in Irish history. The memorial itself is a plain stone cross engraved with the words ‘Doolough Tragedy 1849’. A yearly walk is held along this route in memory of the
Doolough dead and to highlight the starvation of the world’s poor still today.

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