Star of the Sea: A Postcolonial/Postmodern Voyage into the Irish FamineMain MenuAbout This ProjectStar of the Sea OverviewJoseph O'ConnorIn this section, you will learn more about Joseph O'Connor and the other works he producedPostcolonial TheoryPostmodernismThe Gothic in Star of the SeaHistorical FiguresLanguage and Music in Irish CultureBiology of the FamineLandlords, Tenants, and EvictionsIn the following pages, you'll learn about landlords, tenants, and evictions during the Irish Potato FamineGovernment Policies and EmigrationMediaMemorialsContributorsBrief biographies of the people who made this book.
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12016-02-15T13:42:23-08:00Northern Ireland15The Famine Memorial in Eniskillen, Co. Fermanagh was built in 1996.plain2016-04-05T18:10:36-07:0054.3434,-7.631326A famine memorial named the “Pauper’s Graveyard” (Cornagrade) is located in Eniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. The artist who designed it was Eamonn O’Doherty and it was completed in 1996 after being commissioned by the Fermanagh District Council. The location is significant because it stands on the site of the main paupers’ graveyard of a workhouse in Enniskillen that operated during the Famine. Inscribed on a plague is an eerie cry for help from the past- a letter written from the Maguiresbridge relief committee on March 3, 1847 which reads: “We beg to direct the attention of the guardians to the shameless, indecent and dangerous piling of the dead paupers in the new ground.” While it doesn’t shy away from the brutal history of the area, it looks forward to the future with an optimistic hope for growth. The quote ““Allow the fertile crop of change to grow/ accept what is past/ embrace what is to come” serves to mollify the feelings evoked by the letter in the other plaque, and remind visitors to learn from the past so that we may grow and prosper in the future.