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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Jan 2020
New Jersey13,145 contributions3,328 helpful votes
This site constitutes to me, arguably, one of the most expressive and striking monuments in Philadelphia. It commemorates the victims of 19th century potato famine in Ireland. The composition is deeply moving and strikes many visitors by surprise.The complex sculpture was created by artist Glenna Goodacre in bronze. It truly speaks for itself without words to anyone even vaguely familiar with the19th century Irish history . …
Date of experience: January 2020
Andrew L wrote a review Sep 2019
Leigh, United Kingdom3,152 contributions308 helpful votes
I found this very moving as I knew very little of the famines in Ireland. The stone explainers are beautifully done. The sculpture is unusual with so many figures. But they all tell a story. Just stumbled across this by chance and you really should go. Very worthwhile.
Date of experience: September 2019
Steven D wrote a review Sep 2019
Spring Hill, Tennessee1,407 contributions48 helpful votes
Honestly we were not seeking this park-like memorial gardens with an amazing large sculpture depicting the challenges of Irish Immigrants arriving in America. The park/gardens stretch across and above the main north-south Intestate running parallel to the Delaware Riverfront tucked in between Christopher Columbus Blvd and Front Street near the towering Hilton Hotel at Penn’s Landing. Best found by foot on a walking tour. The scenes depicted in the 360 degree “storyboard” of artwork are a mix of happy arrivals to America and the despair of those burying their families that didn’t survive the journey. …
Date of experience: August 2019
Nancy L wrote a review Jul 2019
Orlando, Florida5,972 contributions388 helpful votes
Wonderful surprise. Loved the monument and flag and all that it stands for. It is too bad a homeless tent is very close and makes you wonder about the area.
Date of experience: July 2019
ZMAN3411 wrote a review Jun 2019
Westfield, Indiana235 contributions66 helpful votes
Loved the design and story behind this monument. It is in a tough location to visit but if staying near Penn’s landing- worth the walk to check out!
Date of experience: June 2019