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A moving exhibit

This exhibit remembers firstly the terrible Irish famine in the middle of the nineteenth century... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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Nice Tribute

If you are near battery Park on the way to Lady Liberty check out this memorial. Very nice tribute... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Charlottetown, Canada
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290 Vesey St, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibit remembers firstly the terrible Irish famine in the middle of the nineteenth century, and secondly draws attention to contemporary world hunger problems. Very tastefully done, with a small stone cottage transported from Ireland as well as set of stones, one from each Irish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kissane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Memorial only has meaning if you are Irish or visited Ireland. Represents the fields, farms and houses of rural Ireland after property was abandoned as a result of the Potato Famine. If you have visited Ireland and seen the abandoned structures and land, then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eric G
Reviewed December 7, 2018

If you are near battery Park on the way to Lady Liberty check out this memorial. Very nice tribute for the Irish Potato Famine. Easy to follow but definitely worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed November 14, 2018

This is a lovely place to visit and is very moving as its a memorial to all the suffering the Irish have had to endure.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Sho W
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We stumbled upon the Irish Hunger Memorial while walking along the river. It was extremely well done and very moving, another reminder of that our world is not all it could be. Very close to WTC.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nancykamp
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The memorial was pretty and felt like being in Ireland. Without being unkind, I’m not exactly sure why it’s here...even after viewing the website. It was a nice little walk. Because you can find everything in New York, it’s something else new and different to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ott2fly
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We recently were in New York City and had the opportunity to revisit the Irish Hunger Memorial in the Battery Park area. We are Canadian but share Irish heritage. The memorial is beautiful. The landscaping is traditional Irish and the cottage truly representational of what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed September 7, 2018

if you are in the area either walking along the river in Battery Park or already in the neighborhood visiting the WTC , its worth a quick stop

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank marktS5189DV
Reviewed September 5, 2018

the Irish Hunger Memorial, located at 290 vesey St. This Memorial will give you a unique view of the newly built world trade center freedom towers. Thank you very much hope you will enjoy your visit to the Irish Hunger Memorial. New York City.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lovetravelworldwide7
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The memorial is self guiding and interesting to anyone who has or feels a kinship to Ireland. The stones from each County in Ireland make the experience very personal. I particularly was pleased to find the stone from County Donegal.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank William C
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from lggg70 | Reviewed this property |
The information we found listed hours open and closed, but we went after 5, and it was still open. I don’t see how they could ‘close’ it, because there’s not really a gate or such. Free admission, of course.
January 24, 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.
August 9, 2015|
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