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Irish Hunger Memorial

290 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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Very moving

A wonderful find on a 2 day visit to NYC with a friend. Very moving and interesting. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Theresa M
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Memorial Was Under Repair; Vesey Park Was Lovely

Went looking for the Irish Memorial, but found it under repairs. But, we then walked around the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Forney, Texas
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290 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10281-1032
Financial District
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful find on a 2 day visit to NYC with a friend. Very moving and interesting. Loved the stones from different counties.

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went looking for the Irish Memorial, but found it under repairs. But, we then walked around the lovely Vesey Park. The trees were nice, the pathways were filled with locals running or walking their dogs. A few large yachts in the harbor, which we enjoyed...More

Thank BRC2007
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I am not an Irish history buff, but even I had heard about that. The Irish Hunger Memorial is located on a 0.20 ha site at the corner of Vesey Street and North End Avenue in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan in New...More

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Many Irish People Suffered and Starved to Death during the Potato Famine. People that look like you and me. People who owned expensive coats and hats and gloves at the time ,were to embarrassed To tell people of their need to eat and they perished...More

Thank Lisa S
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...More

1  Thank zeppo33
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...More

1  Thank Honest J
Reviewed 25 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...More

1  Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 21 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...More

1  Thank robcurtross
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...More

Thank Jl-ontheroadagain
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Jennifer L
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Luvs2TravelAnywhere | Reviewed this property |
It is not open yet - tentatively April or May - but repairs often take longer than expected.
9 August 2015|
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