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“Irish Hunger memorial ”

Irish Hunger Memorial
Ranked #164 of 1,099 things to do in New York City
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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“Irish Hunger memorial ”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We where exploring the area and wondered what the structure was . Not well promoted but worth a look if your are in the area . Historically significant and often forgotten was the suffering that many Irish people endured . Check it out if you are in the area .

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“Neat and unexpected”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We were wandering along alongside the Hudson and saw this plain concrete structure cantilevered over its entry, and went in not expecting all that much. Once you are in, it's like you are in Ireland. Stunning and moving, and also amazing in conception.

Visited June 2013
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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Beautiful memorial not far from the 9/11 Memorial; being of Irish ancestry, this was a very moving place. I especially enjoyed seeing the stones from all of the counties of Ireland.

Visited April 2013
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New Jersey
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“Totally worth the entrance fee”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

BTW, it's free to get in and there's parking on McMurray Street.

I found this memorial the day before we visited by searching for "hidden New York". It's on the same block as the freedom tower and parking was only a block away. (There's a bathroom in the ferry terminal, if you need.)

We approached the memorial from what feels like the back and walked up into the cottage while reading the many poignant quotes that decorate the walls. The plants are totally awesome (even in the winter), the house is neat and from the right angle you can get the feeling you're in Ireland and not at Battery Park.

We all agreed to return in spring (by taking the ferry from Jersey's Port Imperial) and spending more time in the area, as it's totally worth the time.

Visited December 2013
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“Little Irish Cottage Ruins”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

The Irish Hunger Memorial is nestled in between two big skyscrapers in NYC. Lovely to see that it is a typical Irish cottage ruins, rather than stereotypical cottage ruins. Very well done. Lovely views of Statue of Liberty from here too. Each of the 32 Irish counties are represented with a stone, with the county names inscribed on each individual stone. A quiet, non-touristy, non-typical must see.

Visited August 2013
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