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The National Memorial to An Gorta Mór is located in Philadelphia Pa, USA. This memorial commemorates the struggle and pain of those Irish who fled their homeland in the face of a hunger of catastrophic proportions. It celebrates their courage that forged an enduring link between Ireland and America.

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Mass at the Irish Memorial

Sunday June 4th at 11:00am there will be a Mass at the Irish Memorial as well as a flag raising ceremony. All are welcome to attend this wonderful event.

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Closing Ceremony for the Memorial

There will be a closing ceremony at The Irish Memorial on Saturday, October 28th at 10:30 AM. Exciting details to follow regarding the Temporary Site for the Irish Memorial. All are welcome.

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The Big Move

When work begins on a new 11-acre park that will run from Front Street to the river and from Chestnut Street to Walnut Street, The Irish Memorial will be temporarily relocated. To understand more about this complicated move, click on this post. Thank you for your continued support!


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Eyewitness Accounts of The Great Hunger

Famine Pot

It’s sole purpose was to feed the starving population...

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