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“Very touching memorial”

Irish Hunger Memorial
Ranked #157 of 1,077 things to do in New York City
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very touching memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

I've visited this memorial twice now and I suspect I'm not done yet: it really is an oasis of calm in frantic NYC, with the added bonus of great views of lower Manhattan. The quotes which are engraved on the modern lower part of the memorial are thought provoking and touching, and can also be heard on the audio as you explore in and around the building. The cottage ruin, transported and rebuilt stone by stone from Co Mayo (Ireland) contrasts beautifully with the surrounding skyscrapers and shows us of how far we've come since famine days, as well as reminding us of the many people who are hungry today while others have more than enough.
One of my favourite parts of lower Manhattan, worth a look in between Battery Park, the NYPD memorial, the World Trade Center survivors monument, St Paul's church etc.

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“Unique memorial near Battery Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

The Irish Hunger Memorial is located at the corner of Vesey and North End across from the Conrad Hotel near Battery Park. It offers a sloping walkway that is easy to navigate up a hill filled with Irish flowers & plants. There is also a replica of a stone cottage memorializing those who stayed behind in Ireland during the Irish famine of 1845-1852. This memorial is easy to miss, but is worth a quick 15 minute visit if you're in the Battery Park City area. There is no entrance fee.

Visited April 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“What a Unique Memorial in NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

We came across the Irish Hunger Memorial while walking along the river front, and found it to be a very unique architectural feature in the city. The Memorial is designed to raise public awareness of the events that led to the famine of 1845-52 and to encourage efforts to address current and future hunger worldwide. When you climb to the top of the Memorial, you will find yourself 25 feet above the ground, where you can view Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Jersey City skyline, and the construction taking place at the World Trade Centers.

Visited April 2012
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