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A Circle of Love in Cork

By Linda Tancs

The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1852. During such a time of great need, the American Chocktaw Nation donated money to the famine fund to assist those suffering from malnutrition. In recognition of their generosity, a monument was erected in Midleton, County Cork, known as “Kindred Spirits.” Made of marine-grade stainless steel, it features nine 20-foot-high eagle feathers representing the tribe, weighing 1,600 pounds each, which form a perfect circle. LED lights illuminate the poignant sculpture at night. You’ll find it in Bailic Park.


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