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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this whilst following the Freedom Trail. It is opposite the Old Corner Bookstore (now a Chipotle Mexican Grill). The memorial is quite striking and the information surrounding it is very informative. I had no idea how much Boston had helped the Irish people...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sheer quality of this memorial is breath taking, to showcase the Irish movement to Boston and the reasons behind it, its worth stopping and easily found on the freedom trail.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This week done memorial is worth a stop. It's along the path of the Freedom Trail, and it's incredibly well done.

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed August 15, 2018

a moving monument commemorating the wave of Irish immigrants arriving in the Boston area to escape the famine in Ireland. The signage around the monument was very informative and the statues were striking. Just off the Freedom Trail across from the Old Corner Bookstore and...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed August 3, 2018

If you are on the Freedom Trail this memorial is worth walking through and reading about it's purpose. It's meant to show a family that is on the verge of starvation in Ireland but healthy and growing while living in America. It is quite sad...More

Thank jesselodge
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The statues are beautifully done and there is information on the Famine with signs asking to show respect by not feeding birds in the memorial. It looks as if at least everyone that day, if not all the time, respect that.

Thank Sandy Z
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I saw this monument last time we came to Boston and didn’t pass comment at the time. It succeeds in reminding people of the tragedy of the famine forcing many people to emigrate. It is also a focus point and there were a lot of...More

Thank Ian g
Reviewed July 28, 2018

I was a bit foxed when I first came across this beautiful memorial as I've never come across a memorial commemorating such in Ireland and have visited many times. That said this is a wonderful memorial not least as it provides some narrative setting out...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I recently stopped by with my Nephew to show him the memorial and discuss the famine in Ireland. It’s more of a statue with a brief explanation of the politics and devastation that occurred during those years. An important lessen and worth a look.

Thank legendsbar29
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you have Irish ancestors, you will want to see this memorial. Thousands of Irish immigrants came to Boston in the later half of the 1800's and early 1900's. Irish immigrants are still coming today. America is a country of immigrants.

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I agree with William G. My understanding is that Boston Common and Public Garden both require numerous groups - City, Civic, neighborhood, etc. to agree upon and approve any changes or additions of anything in these parks.
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