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So much going on in one sculpture

An outstanding monument to the struggle Irish people went through at the time of the potato famine... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Very imaginative statue. Detailed history

This was my second visit. I really admire the statue. The imagination using one piece show the... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An outstanding monument to the struggle Irish people went through at the time of the potato famine. Take your time and go around the sculpture and see what is going on. Plenty of information plaques.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

This was my second visit. I really admire the statue. The imagination using one piece show the agony of those in Ireland, the agony of leaving their homeland, the hope of a better life upon arrival in the US. Ellis Island gets all the publicity...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

A very impressive memorial to the Irish. I’m Scottish, so close enough. Everything is in walking distance so don’t miss this one. You have to be looking to find it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Located in a pocket park near the river, this is one of the most outstanding Irish memorials that I have ever seen. The detail on the sculpture is incredible, and different scenes are depicted as you walk around it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kim W
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Dedicated to the struggle of the Irish during the period of the potato famine of 1845 to 1850 that led to immigration to the United States in search of a better life. Located at the end of Chestnut Street at front Street opposite Penn's Landing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RickyLeeca
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We were very impressed with this memorial to the Irish who migrated to the US due to the famine. I have never seen a memorial like this before as its been designed as a dynamic arc filled with movement. The monument’s depicts the starvation in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We walked here from our downtown hotel in the early morning. Irish Memorial close to the Delaware River is nicely laid out in a small park away from all the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. There was only one other person there when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank L H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This memorial was designed with so much forethought. Informational photos tracking the history of the Irish immigrants....their struggles and hardships. And the great lengths with which they traveled to make a better life for themselves and their families. A must see when you are touring...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kirk4kids
Reviewed August 17, 2018

From 1845 to 1850, famine swept Ireland when the potato crop failed two years in a row. A million starved and a million were forced to emigrate. Many landed in America. This fine monument commemorates this tragedy, which still lingers in the mind of people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We passed through here on the way to Penn's Landing. It is a really moving monument to all the Irish immigrants who traveled here trying to escape the potato famine. The statue is really well done, with a lot of detail which, if we're being...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mia C
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