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Irish Hunger Memorial

290 Vesey Street

in Manhattan - Financial District

New York City, New York

40.714461 -74.015496

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3 Reviews

First reviewed by Blair

  1. “Interesting concept, an Irish country cottage ruin amidst Battery Park high rise buildings. It's a landscape lifted (literally as becomes apparent from a walk around the park) above the city street. One of the few restful places in the area and certainly an interesting contradiction to its surroundings. Not a major memorial, not one to travel from another country to see, but great if you're in the area.”

    Blair

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  2. “Downtown just west of the World Financial Center, the Irish Hunger Memorial is a testimonial not only to the Potato Famine but to food calamities worldwide and throughout history. Staged as an authentic Irish cottage with native vegetation, the Memorial is a free activity that is educational and a awe inspiring.”

    Brian

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  3. “Gild Hall is very close to Battery Park and the Irish Hunger Memorial is an interesting stop, not too far from Ground Zero. Overlooking New York Harbor, it's quite beautiful--like a rural Irish landscape with ruins of an abandoned stone cottage--and moving, with many lovely and sad quotes along the walls that document the history of the Great Famine, as well as current thoughts and statistics on world hunger.”

    Pamela

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