Irish Famine Memorial

Here is a sample of Irish Famine Memorials :

Grosse Île, Quebec, Canada

"Grosse Île serves as a memorial to the tragic events endured by Irish immigrants here, chiefly during the typhus epidemic of 1847, when nearly 100,000 people, the majority escaping the Great Famine then ravaging Ireland, set sail for Canada. More than five thousand ended their journey buried on this island." 


Kindred Spirits

This famine memorial is located in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland.

Kindred Spirits commemorates the 1847 donation by the Native American Choctaw People to Irish famine relief. This was made despite the Choctaw themselves living in hardship and poverty and having recently endured the Trail of Tears.

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The National Irish Famine Museum

This Irish famine memorial is a museum located in Strokestown, Roscommon, Ireland. The museum was built by the Westward Group and all the documents on display in the museum are from the estate. The exhibit aims to explain the Great Irish Famine and to draw parallels with the occurrence of famine in the world today. The Museum is twinned with the Grosse Isle and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site in Quebec, Canada.

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The Dublin Famine Memorial

This famine memorial is located next to the River Liffey on the Dublin quays, opposite The Custom House.


Famine Memorial in St Stephen's Green

Edward Delaney's Famine Memorial stands in tribute to the victims of the great famine.

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National Famine Monument at Murrisk, County Mayo

This sculpture of a famine ship, near the foot of Croagh Patrick, depicts the refugees it carries as dead souls hanging from the sides.

National Famine Monument


Liverpool, England

A memorial is in the grounds of St Luke's Church on Leece Street. It recalls that from 1849–1852 1,241,410 Irish immigrants arrived in the city and that from there they dispersed to locations around the world. Many died despite the help they received within the city. Some 7000 in the city perished within one year.

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The Irish Hunger Memorial New York

This famine memorial looks like a sloping hillside with low stone walls and a roofless cabin on one side and a polished wall with lit (or white) lines on the other three sides. The memorial is located in Battery Park City, a short walk west from the World Trade Center site.

famine memorial new york


Famine Memorial in Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Ontario. Four bronze statues arriving at the Toronto wharves, at Ireland Park on Bathurst Quay. These were modeled after the Dublin Departure Memorial.

famine memorial toronto


An Gorta Mor Memorial, Irish Hills, Michigan

The Ancient Order of Hibernian's An Gorta Mor Memorial is located on the grounds in the Irish Hills district of Lenawee County, Michigan. There are thirty-two black stones as the platform, one for each county in Ireland. The grounds are surrounded with a stone wall. The Lintel is a step from Penrose Quay in Cork Harbour.

An Gorta Mor


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