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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
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
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
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
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
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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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.