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“The Irish Holocaust”

Boston Irish Famine Memorial
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston
Ranked #138 of 413 things to do in Boston
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Interesting statue and plaque but not a lot of detail or history on the story behind the famine. It would be good to pair it with the Famine and the Emigrant Museums in Dublin, Ireland.

Thank Josh B
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

A pretty good sculpture, but so out of the way I would be surprised if any tourists can find it. Also, the family in the sculpture do not look like they have suffered much. Not true to the terrible history, and the massive influx to Boston. Read up before you try to find it.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This memorial was meant well but the drama of the starving children looks too dramatic. It was a terrible time, many children did suffer and starve but there is something about this memorial that seems a little forced.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I know that many people have have expressed reservations and complaints about the contrasting sculptures of a starving Irish family and a prosperous, well-fed Irish immigrant family in this "pocket park" in the city of Boston. the fact remains that many Irish people were woefully underfed and died in Ireland during the famine of over 150 years ago. and while it's true that not every immigrant family found prosperity here in the US, they were able to eat and survive. I like the park, sculptures and informative plaques for their artistry, information and appreciation of what my ancestors endured at the hands of an unyielding and uncompassionate government - and while many were forced to leave their homeland they sought and found freedom. I think the Memorial is inspiring. I also like the one in Cambridge and will write about that one as well.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Its an interesting concept for a memorial. There were many waves of Irish immigration here in Boston. But the statute is often covered in pigeons and their droppings.

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