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“History is not always comfortable”

Boston Irish Famine Memorial
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Ranked #130 of 402 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish famine – An Gorta Mor – this small park along the Freedom Train was unveiled on June 28, 1998. Located in downtown Boston, the $1 million park is visited annually by 3 million visitors. Eight narrative plaques tell the story of the famine and the massive migration to America. Two statues depict the starvation and heartache in Ireland, and the hope and promise in coming to America.
The tragic nature of this period of history is not for everyone. Some find the statue of those left behind deeply disturbing. This small park is on the Irish Heritage Trail adjacent to the Freedom Trail at this point in town.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Located directly on the freedom trail, it is a touching memorial to the fortunate who escaped the famine ravaged country, and who descendants still help shape the city of Boston and Massachusetts. The markers surrounding the sculptures are very informative and help tell the story of the famine.

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Reviewed September 23, 2017
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