Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish famine – An Gorta Mor – this small park along the Freedom Train was unveiled on June 28, 1998. Located in downtown Boston, the $1 million park is visited annually by 3 million visitors. Eight narrative plaques tell the story of the famine and the massive migration to America. Two statues depict the starvation and heartache in Ireland, and the hope and promise in coming to America.
The tragic nature of this period of history is not for everyone. Some find the statue of those left behind deeply disturbing. This small park is on the Irish Heritage Trail adjacent to the Freedom Trail at this point in town.
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