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Irish Hunger Memorial

290 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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A Tribute to the beautiful Irish People Who Suffered

Many Irish People Suffered and Starved to Death during the Potato Famine. People that look like you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa S
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New York City, New York
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Lovely oasis with spectacular views.

I stumbled upon this memorial while walking my dog in TriBeCa. It is such an inviting oasis amidst... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
zeppo33
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Los Angeles, California
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290 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many Irish People Suffered and Starved to Death during the Potato Famine. People that look like you and me. People who owned expensive coats and hats and gloves at the time ,were to embarrassed To tell people of their need to eat and they perished...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I stumbled upon this memorial while walking my dog in TriBeCa. It is such an inviting oasis amidst the skyscrapers and waterfront., we couldn't resist The construction invites you in with a secret entry and wraps you in this humble, very grounded feeling amidst the...More

1  Thank zeppo33
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Although I was expecting something a little bigger, I found this to be a moving tribute to my family's culture! A little walk up the hill and back down takes you through a patch of Irish landscape. The names of Ireland's counties are hidden throughout...More

1  Thank Honest J
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Unfortunately I walked over to see the Irish Hunger Memorial and it was all blocked off getting a major face lift and reconstruction. I am sure it will look great when done and the elevated view over the water front must offer a nice perspective...More

1  Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We traveled to Ireland last January and saw on the ground the amazing story of the Irish and how they suffered from the potato famine, and learned how the British not only failed to help but increased the suffering and the deaths. We also were...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 4 November 2016

It is free, and just sitting there with apparently no signage. We walked in see what appreared to be a garden up top. As you start to look at the inscription along each wall you begin to realize what this memorial is about. Fascinating history...More

Thank Jl-ontheroadagain
Reviewed 22 August 2016

When my Aunt told me we would be going to check this out, I was expecting it to be bigger. It took us about 5 minutes to check it out but it was worth it. The area where it is located is nice.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 19 August 2016

It won't take long to experience it but it is a unique place among the skyscrapers and is worth visiting! It was a good surprise to discover the names of the counties on the different stones, and look for yours! (without the map!)

1  Thank LaurC31
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This as a very unique find. A memorial which you can walk around. It is a ruin of a genuine Irish cottage which had been brought over to the US. It is on a raised plinth and surrounded by grass and vegetation similar to that...More

Thank GRJ_11
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was not aware of this place until we viewed it from on top of one world trade center. The guide told us what it was and we decided to go after our visit to one world trade center. This is a beautiful unique memorial....More

2  Thank Rebecca O
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tomeckel
Is the memorial open or still under construction? Thanks
24 January 2017|
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Response from Luvs2TravelAnywhere | Reviewed this property |
It is not open yet - tentatively April or May - but repairs often take longer than expected.
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Dooleeg
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9 August 2015|
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Response from Foxtrotx | Reviewed this property |
Free!!
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