Memorial Plynths

The eight tableaus shown here are replicated from the information stations that line the walkways of The Irish Memorial. In a very abbreviated format they are designed to tell the story of Ireland’s Great Hunger. As you enter the park from the corner of Front & Chestnut Streets you will find these themed stations starting on your right.

  • Ireland’s Past – A Prelude to Disaster
  • Potato Blight (Phytophtera infestans): Its Origin
  • An Gorta Mór
  • Starvation
  • Passage & Emigration
  • Arrival and Reception
  • The Irish in America
  • The Lessons of The Great Hunger