Famine Ships, Derry

Derry Shane O'Malley Famine Ships

The mural takes inspiration from the song “Famine ships” by Tommy Peoples.

The painting depicts an ordinary woman leaving a famine ship. She is painted in dull muted tones, her energy fading, her head hangs low. There is a grey circle at her stomach symbolising hunger and the scene around her is full of vibrant colours symbolising energy, life and a new land.

Shane O’Malley


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