Famine Window

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Above is a detail from, and below is the whole of, a stained glass window in Belfast City Hall commemorating emigration and the great famine. The piece is by Stephen Calderwood of GlassMarque. The window shows a sailing vessel and the coast of north America, scenes of destitution, Clifton House (home to the Belfast Charitable Society, on Clifton Street), and a potato harvest.
Friar’s Bush and Clifton Street graveyards both contain the remains of people in died in the famine (and in cholera epidemics).
Previously: One Big Union (stained glass in City Hall) | White Line (stained glass in the Cultúrlann)
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