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Irish Hunger Memorial

290 Vesey St, New York City, NY 10281-1032
+1 212-267-9700
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Unique Monument and a stark contrast to adjacent surrounds

This is a small monument park. It is a unique design. Once you arrive at the top of the park you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lesha B
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New Braunfels, Texas
Lovely memorial

Visited with my husband who is very proud of his Irish heritage! Was great place, very pretty and... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Natalie P
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290 Vesey St, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small monument park. It is a unique design. Once you arrive at the top of the park you actually feel like you have escaped the city streets for a bit. Great views of the Hudson!

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband who is very proud of his Irish heritage! Was great place, very pretty and the headline around were eye opening.

Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Visited 11-24-17 Mom and 2 adult children 25 and 27. This is a must do if you are of Irish heritage. Make sure you leave time to read all the passages etched into the glass blocks on all sides of the memorial. Some of them...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

I wouldn't recommend making a trip just to see this memorial, but if you're in the area (i.e. near the World Trade Center memorial), it's definitely worth a visit. It's a poignant and moving reminder of the hardships caused by the Irish Famine. Moreover, it's...More

Thank Justine S
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

We traveled to NYC just to see this attraction. We took the SI Ferry in and walked up to it enjoying the walk along the Battery Park City waterfront. There is not a lot of signage to get you there. We used Google Maps. And...More

2  Thank bbbob84
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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

This installation in Battery Park City is based on the ruins of a two-room stone Home that housed 9 generations of one Irish family. After entering through a tunnel inscribed with published accounts of the desperation experienced by a million disenfranchised people, one can walk...More

2  Thank Sally M
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited in September 2017. Located only several hundred metres from Freedom Tower. A piece of Ireland in the heart of Manhattan. Rocks from every county in Ireland, an old original cottage from the time of the great hunger and quotations and facts on the...More

Thank SeanDEire
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

This is worth a visit if you are of Irish descent or are interested in the Irish potato famine at all. It is near One World Trade and overlooks the Hudson River. It is beautifully landscaped with stones and rocks and native Irish grasses. There...More

Thank joaniemaria
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful find on a 2 day visit to NYC with a friend. Very moving and interesting. Loved the stones from different counties.

Thank Theresa M
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Went looking for the Irish Memorial, but found it under repairs. But, we then walked around the lovely Vesey Park. The trees were nice, the pathways were filled with locals running or walking their dogs. A few large yachts in the harbor, which we enjoyed...More

Thank BRC2007
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tomeckel
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.
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