Irish Hunger Memorial – NYC

The Irish Hunger Memorial in Lower Manhattan sits near the Hudson River. Despite its half-acre size, it’s easy to walk past it. The entrance is though a passageway in the front of the structure. Once you enter you walk up into an Irish cottage from County Mayo. Beyond lays a field with plants and stones imported from the west coast of Ireland. It’s like walking through an Irish field. At the top is a commanding view of the Hudson River. It’s a wonderful tribute to those who perished in the great famine.

18 thoughts on “Irish Hunger Memorial – NYC

  1. neihtn2012

    Thank you for posting this. I had never heard of it and will try to go there some day.
    By the way, the Like buttons came back for me. An ad blocker I installed yesterday was the culprit. After I removed it, the Like buttons came back.

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  2. suzannesmom

    Thank you. I know about the one in Ireland, honoring the Cherokee who came through with support. And there is one about Irish immigration near Old South Church. Glad to know about this.

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