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Boston Irish Famine Memorial

Washington St., Boston, MA
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

We came across this memorial, (at the junction of School Street & Washington Street) as we headed along the "Freedom Trail" for the nearby "Old South Meeting House". Unveiled in 1998, it commemorates what we in Ireland usually simply refer to as "The Famine", (some...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Located in a small patch of green space at the corner of School Street and Washington Street is the Irish Famine Memorial, sculpted by Robert Shure in 1998 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the devastating potato famine in Ireland in 1848. The Memorial is...More

Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

This is easy to find if you are walking the Freedom Trail. This memorial is the work of sculptor Robert Shure. It was erected in 1998. There are several haunting statues depicting this difficult time in the history of the Irish. During the time of...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is Centrally located and part close to Freedom trail. This park has free WIFI. lots of people rest, eat and drink. I love this small but beautiful park

1  Thank Rajendra D
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is right outside a shopping area. Seemed like an odd place for a memorial like this. Was completely covered in bird droppings when I saw it and didn't seem to be taken care of. Seemed like a shame for what it was representing. Maybe...More

Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a small collection of statues located near the Old South Meeting House. It commemorates the Irish population of Boston who immigrated during the Irish Potato Famine. I'm not sure but it seems like a before and after kind of motif. Its worth stopping...More

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This memorial located just off the Freedom Trail and is a grim reminder of the hardships that our ancestors faced and that they tried to escape by moving to America is search of a better life. This monument is a brief look into the past...More

1  Thank timothy r
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

I toured around Ireland just about a year ago, and couldn't help but notice the Famine Cottages, in ruins but still in view, from the horrible potato blight that began in 1848. So I was pleasantly surprised to see, right on the Freedom Trail in...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2015

The memorial is located in a small park. In front of the park is the old meeting house. Very close to Boston Common and Old State house. This memorial is a reminder of all the suffering of Irish immigrants. Good stop

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Reviewed 2 April 2015

Visited this recently as an Irish person, who have had many family members emigrate and was an emigrant for a time myself. Very well done, not only the two central pieces, but also the thoughtful prose around the monument. If you are visiting Boston, I...More

1  Thank Ginnyhan
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Arthur L
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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.
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