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Irish Hunger Memorial

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Address: 290 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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A little bit of Ireland in NYC

I found out about it in a book about strange and unusual things to do in New York. I've been to Ireland twice and I really felt like I had returned. As someone of Irish descent... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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73 reviews
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

I found out about it in a book about strange and unusual things to do in New York. I've been to Ireland twice and I really felt like I had returned. As someone of Irish descent I liked looking for all the counties on the stones

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2015

It's a shame that this place is not advertised more. It is a wonderful peaceful oasis in the middle of New York city, dedicated to the thousand of victims of the genocide in Ireland. It is a lovely way to remember those who died in Ireland under british rule. As all the plants, stones, etc. are all from the 32... More 

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Ireland
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

We stumbled across The Irish Hunger Memorial by accident and what a find !! Hard to imagine such a place exists in the center of New York. This is a great place to visit, especially for Irish visitors, just like home ! If you are in this area, I would highly recommend this attraction.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed across the street at the Conrad so it was really convenient to see, but it's a nice landscaped area with a nice view of the Hudson from the top of the knoll. Worth seeing if you're in that part of town.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2015

An uniquely landscaped plot, like a small Irish hill, which utilizes stones, soil, and native vegetation brought in from the western coast of Ireland and contains stones from all of the different counties of Ireland, with an authentic rebuilt Irish cottage of the 19th century. The cottage at the memorial is from the County Mayo, has belonged to the Slack... More 

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Connecticut
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

A must! Loved it. Take time to visit this spot and leave enough time to enjoy it. That is the key. There in the middle of all this concrete is a little piece of Ireland. The base has wonderful albeit sad quotes painting the picture of pain and suffering linked with the famine. As you enter though a small "tunnel"... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a very unusual monument. We stumbled upon it while walking. We entered from the river side reading the quotes on the walls, so we knew what it was about, but when we came out in the ruins of the cottage and then out into the meadow, it was magical. We were in an abandoned Irish farm with stone... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

Only someone from Ireland or has visited ireland can appreciate how well this little bit of Ireland has been reconstructed. You can just go back in time on this patch of green. Every county has been represented here

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UK
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

This is an average memorial, with not a lot to see/read. Certainly not worth going out of your way for and it is quite off the beaten tourist track.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Proud of how the Famine and my country's experience has been represented here. It's very peaceful and reflective....makes you think about hunger in today's terms....

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