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Felt like a piece of Ireland

The memorial was pretty and felt like being in Ireland. Without being unkind, I’m not exactly sure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ott2fly
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Satisfying the Irish in Me

We recently were in New York City and had the opportunity to revisit the Irish Hunger Memorial in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen C
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Calgary, Canada
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290 Vesey St, New York City, NY 10281-1032
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial was pretty and felt like being in Ireland. Without being unkind, I’m not exactly sure why it’s here...even after viewing the website. It was a nice little walk. Because you can find everything in New York, it’s something else new and different to...More

Thank Ott2fly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently were in New York City and had the opportunity to revisit the Irish Hunger Memorial in the Battery Park area. We are Canadian but share Irish heritage. The memorial is beautiful. The landscaping is traditional Irish and the cottage truly representational of what...More

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 8 September 2018

if you are in the area either walking along the river in Battery Park or already in the neighborhood visiting the WTC , its worth a quick stop

Thank marktS5189DV
Reviewed 6 September 2018

the Irish Hunger Memorial, located at 290 vesey St. This Memorial will give you a unique view of the newly built world trade center freedom towers. Thank you very much hope you will enjoy your visit to the Irish Hunger Memorial. New York City.

Thank Nasir A
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The memorial is self guiding and interesting to anyone who has or feels a kinship to Ireland. The stones from each County in Ireland make the experience very personal. I particularly was pleased to find the stone from County Donegal.

Thank William C
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a small elevated garden near 9/11 Ground Zero and the Westfield Mall. It’s pretty but not worth going out of your way to see. It’s a short walk up with decent views of the waters.

1  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This is an unusual memorial that grew on me the longer we stayed. They have captured the feel of remote Ireland well, they even had a clover patch with a four leaf clover Nice juxtaposition with the WTC. Worth a short visit less than 5...More

1  Thank Ray W
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

And to people who are suffering anywhere. A little piece of Irish countryside recreated within the city. Ruins of an abandoned stone home surrounded by clover fields. Moving quotes on the walls outside. The sidewalk is made of fossil-filled Kilkenny limestone. Will take you only...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This memorial is so calming. It is small, but take your time. Read the quotes, look at the rocks for the county names, and take in the beauty. Only drawback is that there is not enough signage to tell you about the memorial. It is...More

Thank lblank136
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Although we read information that said this memorial closed at 5:30, that wasn’t the case. It’s a lovely garden of plants native to Ireland, as well as stones from each of the counties in Ireland. There’s quotes to read, and other inscriptions. This is a...More

Thank lggg70
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megnews
17 September 2018|
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Response from lggg70 | Reviewed this property |
The information we found listed hours open and closed, but we went after 5, and it was still open. I don’t see how they could ‘close’ it, because there’s not really a gate or such. Free admission, of course.
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Luvs2TravelAnywhere | Reviewed this property |
It is not open yet - tentatively April or May - but repairs often take longer than expected.
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Free!!
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