Irish Hunger Memorial

Irish Hunger Memorial information

New York City , USA
290 Vesey St
at North End Ave
Getting there
Subway: 2/3 to Park Place; E to World Trade Center; A/C to Chambers St
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Artist Brian Tolle's compact labyrinth of low limestone walls and patches of grass pays tribute to the Great Irish Famine and Migration (1845–52), which prompted hundreds of thousands of immigrants to leave Ireland for better opportunities in the New World. Representing abandoned cottages, stone walls and potato fields, the work was created with stones from each of Ireland’s 32 counties.