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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
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
The Boston Irish Famine Memorial is a well done tribute to the influence of Irish community in not only Boston but all of the United States. A nice corner location with a nice seating area to reflect. It's very sublime, understated, it's perfect given the...More
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish famine – An Gorta Mor – this small park along the Freedom Train was unveiled on June 28, 1998. Located in downtown Boston, the $1 million park is visited annually by 3 million visitors. Eight narrative plaques tell...More
Located directly on the freedom trail, it is a touching memorial to the fortunate who escaped the famine ravaged country, and who descendants still help shape the city of Boston and Massachusetts. The markers surrounding the sculptures are very informative and help tell the story...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.