Irish Hunger Memorial4 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: North End Ave & Vesey St, New York, NY 10280, USA, 10282, New York City, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2122679700
- Tags: Memorial, Sculpture, Landmarks, Monuments And Memorials
The Irish Hunger Memorial sculpture, overlooking the Hudson Riverfront, commemorates the Great Irish Famine with the stones collected from every country of Ireland. Sprawling over 0.5 acres, the sculpture was designed by 1100 Architect company, Gail Wittwer-Laird, and Brian Tolle. The Irish Hunger Memorial construction started in 2001 in awareness of the Great Hunger within 1845 to 1852 that claimed lives of more than a million inhabitants. The plot is landscaped with the native western Irish Coast vegetation, stones from the countries and soil. The Irish Hunger Memorial also features a reconstructed 19th century Irish Cottage.
How to Reach Irish Hunger Memorial
- Buses Free Downtown Connection, M22, X3, X4 to stop : Vesey St & N End Av
- Buses Free Downtown Connection, M20, M22 to stop : Murray St/North End Av
- Ferries Belford and Brookfield Place Terminal, Harborside and Brookfield Place Terminal, Hoboken / NJ Transit Terminal and Brookfield Place Terminal etc to stop : Brookfield Place / Battery Park City
0.01% of people who visit New York City include Irish Hunger Memorial in their plan
95% of people start their Irish Hunger Memorial visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Irish Hunger Memorial
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Irish Hunger Memorial
People normally also visit Madison Square Garden while planning their trip to Irish Hunger Memorial.
Irish Hunger Memorial Reviews & Ratings
I thought there would be a restroom inside, but no luck. What I had luck with is to find a very nice memorial. You enter the space with short story writings on walls and then get onto a garden roof to do a short hike. I wish there was an open lawn to sit, some benches, and a looped path (now after 1 minute of climbing up you need to turn back)
This hidden gem is a short walk from Ground Zero and well worth coming over to see. A beautiful green oasis in the concrete jungle with some interesting history behind it. Just a short walk down the block from a piece of the Berlin Wall as well.
Very touching memorial. I wasn't even aware of it, and stumbled upon it. The passageway lit up is exquisite to view and walk through. I was there around dusk and the entire place seemed to glow. On the top level, you look out over the river, feeling the slight breeze. I read up on the memorial after visiting; I look forward to returning now that I know more about it.
This is an unusual but very moving Memorial to the 1 million plus Irish citizens who died during the Potato Famine. Another million Irish emigrated to America. The grassy slope that is created recreates the Irish countryside. The stone cottage is actually from Ireland. On the walls below the slope are quotes about the famine and about famines in general. The recorded voices that you hear, as you pass through the corridor leading into the slope, are readings of those quotes.
Quiet oasis in the middle of one of the busiest parts of the city. Free and well worth a visit