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Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you are passing nearby stop at this memorial, but not sure it is worth going out of your way for. Given the large numbers of Irish who came to Boston during the potato famine, it is appropriate that this memorial is in a fairly...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I must admit that the help Bostonians gave was news to me and I was very impressed by the sculptures and the writings. I recommend any visitor to Boston to look for it and give their respect.

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed 26 June 2017

It is not on The Freedom Trail, but you will walk past it. It is worth a quick diversion. This park commemorates the Great Famine of 1845. Potatoes were the principal crop of Ireland, and when the blight, mold, hit, many of the poor starved....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Guess this is very symbolic but really it , at least for me was nothing special. I would not go out of my way to see this, but it was on a walk I did.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful tribute to a previous generation of Irish people. Great History lesson for current and future generations.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Muyenga91
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful memorial. Definitely worth seeing. It's near the Freedom Trail. It's a very touching tribute to the Irish and what they endured to get to America.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We found this memorial accidentally while walking the Freedom Trail. It's definitely something that is worth checking out. Take 10 minutes, read the plaques that are part of the memorial and learn some interesting history. The famine is directly tied to Boston because many of...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Found this as we were walking the freedom trail . The connection between Ireland and Boston is obviously very strong and this is an excellent bronze memorial to commemorate that .. The famine was a terrible thing that blighted the nation and sent so many...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We came upon this memorial as we walked the city and paid our respects to an important part of history.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

While walking the Freedom Trail in Boston you can find this memorial across the street from the Old Corner Bookstore. It is an important and moving memorial to "An Gorta Mor" or "The Great Hunger," as the Irish potato famine is known. This is a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Response from 2Bostonians | Reviewed this property |
I agree with William G. My understanding is that Boston Common and Public Garden both require numerous groups - City, Civic, neighborhood, etc. to agree upon and approve any changes or additions of anything in these parks.