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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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The Flag Raising Ceremony 2019

This special ceremony only happens 4 times a year. The Memorial makes it possible for individuals and groups to host the changing of the flags. Those that have had the honor of taking part find a renewed sense of pride and solidarity.

What Does The Irish Memorial Mean to You?

What Does The Irish Memorial Mean to You? The Irish Memorial was created to commemorate and to educate about the tragedy of Ireland’s Great Hunger. Over the years, we could not be more excited by the way the Memorial has grown...

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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!


My hand trembles as I write this... Eyewitness Accounts of The Great Hunger

Famine Pot

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

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We would like to preserve the stories of the Irish experience...

Sunday, June 2nd: Join us before the festival at 11 am for Mass at the Memorial and the 🇺🇸 IM Flag Raising ceremony 🇮🇪! Then head on down to the Irish Festival at Penn’s Landing for more fun!

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Sunday, June 2nd: Come & Join us at The Irish Memorial at Front & Chestnut St. on Sunday June 2nd, 11 am for outdoor mass followed by our IM Flag Raising Ceremony! Then continue on to The Irish Festival at Penn's Landing! To learn more: IrishMemorialPH photo

HUNGER ON TRIAL: SATURDAY - City Hall 3/30/19 at 10:30 am, Courtroom 653, Sponsored by the Irish Memorial. BE A PART OF HISTORY by being a part of this event. To learn more, check out our website, IrishMemorialPH photo

HUNGER ON TRIAL: City Hall 3/27/19 at 10:30 am, Courtroom 653 and again on 3/30/19 same time and place. BE A PART OF HISTORY by being a part of this event. To learn more, check out our website, IrishMemorialPH photo

#Fox29Philadelphia, was with us on #StPatricksDay2019 ’s day to help celebrate the 17th Annual Commemoration of #AnGortaMór!

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We hope to see you all tomorrow on St. Patrick’s Day at 11am at The Irish Memorial Philadelphia! Join us and Mayor Kenney, Congressman Brendan Boyle, State Representative Michael Driscoll, Timmy Kelly & Theresa Flanagan Murtagh, The Emerald Pipers, and The McDade dancers! IrishMemorialPH photo