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

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1 month ago
Thank You #ColonelKennethMDeTreux for your many years of service to the U.S Navy Marine Corp. and congratulations on your retirement! We are honored that you chose #TheIrishMemorial as the venue to celebrate with your family, along with over 250 friends and relatives. https://t.co/WERcixLjEO IrishMemorialPH photo
2 months ago
Heading to Ireland? See #ComingHome: Art and The Great Hunger #WestCorkArtsCentre #SkibbereenCork #TomaMcCullim His piece about 110 Irish girls sent to Australia in 1848 #spoons https://t.co/2z7SrnrSW5 IrishMemorialPH photo
3 months ago
Unfortunately, due to unexpected events, the Flag Raising & Annual Mass Event has been canceled. https://t.co/EKOjRq2a71 IrishMemorialPH photo
3 months ago
Quinnipiac University’s Great Hunger Museum collection of art is now a traveling exhibit around Ireland. This major undertaking aims to strengthen the deep cultural connection between Ireland and its diaspora by showcasing the largest collection of Great Hunger artworks. https://t.co/74SzuX9SpI IrishMemorialPH photo
4 months ago
The Annual Mass & Flag Raising has been rescheduled due to weather. It will now take place on Sunday, June 24th at 11am. It will coincide with The Irish Festival at Penns Landing which has also been rescheduled for this date. https://t.co/FsWg0Kg4Xg IrishMemorialPH photo