previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

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.

  • MY Irish Memorial

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...

  • News
  • IM Events

Ghost Ship & Irish Memorial: What is the connection?

Until Nov. 3rd. this 90ft long, GHOST SHIP is ‘appearing’ on the river at Race Street Pier, as a three-dimensional hologram. It is complemented by nine audio pieces and one of them is a letter from Hannah Curtis living in Ireland during The Great Hunger.

The IM Flag Raising: A Family Affair for all to Celebrate!

The weather was perfect for our quarterly flag raising ceremony on Sunday, June 2nd at The Irish Memorial. We were delighted to welcome the public and also welcome back members of AOH Div # 4, The Michael Doyle Division from South Jersey.

  • Noteworthy

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!

Voices

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...

Share Your Story

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

Twitter


Check out what #TheIrishMemorial & #GhostShip (at Race Street Pier now!) have in common. Visit this great art installation and also visit (the link) and just try not to be moved as you listen to a letter from 1845 during The Great Hunger.

https://t.co/79ofqr7YR5 https://t.co/YxTJUR2aYJ

The weather was perfect for our quarterly Flag Raising ceremony on Sunday, June 2nd at The Irish Memorial! We would like to say thank you to everyone for participating!

Our next Flag Raising will take place in September 2019. Think about attending. check out our website! https://t.co/O80rRiEs2p
IrishMemorialPH photo

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!

To learn more: ttp://irishmemorial.org/ https://t.co/uF6cLIx6nZ
IrishMemorialPH photo

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: https://t.co/kzj2TEr1pY https://t.co/ZJVTLoV4YW 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, https://t.co/kzj2TEr1pY https://t.co/f0ZTlCsrtC 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, https://t.co/kzj2TEr1pY https://t.co/VhxHyef8Sp IrishMemorialPH photo