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A map of the Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC.
A piece of Ireland in Manhattan, The Irish Hunger Memorial takes its name from the words ‘The Great Hunger’, which are ‘An Gorta Mor’ in the Irish language. The Irish Hunger Memorial was constructed to honor the lives lost in the Great Irish Famine, to recall the plight that brought so many immigrants to New York, and to bring awareness to hunger around the world today. The memorial appears as a sloping landscape that has a pathway that invites visitors to walk upward past the ruined fieldstone cottage and walls of stone towards a pilgrim’s standing stone from the eastern approach.
The Irish Hunger Memorial, located in the midst of Manhattan’s financial district. It is located on a half-acre site on the corner of North End Avenue and Vesey Street in Battery Park City. Its location is between the Hudson River and the Embassy Suites Hotel.