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Irish Hunger Memorial

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Address: 290 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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Lovely oasis with spectacular views.

I stumbled upon this memorial while walking my dog in TriBeCa. It is such an inviting oasis amidst the skyscrapers and waterfront., we couldn't resist The construction invites... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I stumbled upon this memorial while walking my dog in TriBeCa. It is such an inviting oasis amidst the skyscrapers and waterfront., we couldn't resist The construction invites you in with a secret entry and wraps you in this humble, very grounded feeling amidst the sleek urban skyline. It's a sweet opportunity to take a breath, look at the memories,... More 

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Tulare, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Although I was expecting something a little bigger, I found this to be a moving tribute to my family's culture! A little walk up the hill and back down takes you through a patch of Irish landscape. The names of Ireland's counties are hidden throughout the memorial, so it was a bit of "Where's Waldo" looking for them. Happy that... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 591 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Unfortunately I walked over to see the Irish Hunger Memorial and it was all blocked off getting a major face lift and reconstruction. I am sure it will look great when done and the elevated view over the water front must offer a nice perspective on Hoboken and surrounding area. Will have to catch it next time in New York.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

We traveled to Ireland last January and saw on the ground the amazing story of the Irish and how they suffered from the potato famine, and learned how the British not only failed to help but increased the suffering and the deaths. We also were deeply moved by the memorial at which Queen Elizabeth II atoned for some of that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

It is free, and just sitting there with apparently no signage. We walked in see what appreared to be a garden up top. As you start to look at the inscription along each wall you begin to realize what this memorial is about. Fascinating history - come explore yourselves.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

When my Aunt told me we would be going to check this out, I was expecting it to be bigger. It took us about 5 minutes to check it out but it was worth it. The area where it is located is nice.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

It won't take long to experience it but it is a unique place among the skyscrapers and is worth visiting! It was a good surprise to discover the names of the counties on the different stones, and look for yours! (without the map!)

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This as a very unique find. A memorial which you can walk around. It is a ruin of a genuine Irish cottage which had been brought over to the US. It is on a raised plinth and surrounded by grass and vegetation similar to that found in Ireland. It was very good and very well done. It is in huge... More 

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Ridgewood, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I was not aware of this place until we viewed it from on top of one world trade center. The guide told us what it was and we decided to go after our visit to one world trade center. This is a beautiful unique memorial. A piece of Ireland in the middle of NYC! It has a real stone cottage,... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This memorial has interesting architecture. It's nice to see if you're here but I wouldn't make a special trip just for this.

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