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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
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This was a nice small park along the Freedom Trial. It was well done. the seating area was a great place to reflect the plight of Irish immigrants.

Thank dutchess01
Reviewed 24 August 2014

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

Thank tdsuperstar
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

This is a very moving memorial. Reminds us that in fact history is not always comfortable. A very important memorial tells a piece of the story of what the Irish endured.

Thank cynthia101
Reviewed 18 February 2014

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

3  Thank KatharineC842
Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

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

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ArthurL1073
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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.
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