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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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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.

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Down Memory Lane

We are very sad that this year's St. Patrick's Day commemoration at The Irish Memorial had to be cancelled, but we know that you will enjoy some of these images from recent celebrations. You may see someone you know or even yourself! 

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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...


Calling all friends of the Irish Memorial we are having a site clean-up on Saturday March 7th at 8:30am, at our location on 2nd & Front Street. We're looking for all the help we can get! We have all the supplies. We hope to see you there. Your Irish Memorial thanks you in advance IrishMemorialPH photo

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.

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!
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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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