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"Irish Famine Memorial" Freedom Trail Tip by Jefie

Freedom Trail, Boston: 125 reviews and 208 photos

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  • Irish Famine Memorial - Boston
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  • The Irish Memorial park in Boston - Boston
      The Irish Memorial park in Boston
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I honestly don't remember being so moved by an urban piece of art. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine, Boston's Irish community unveiled a memorial park in 1998, featuring a wonderful sculpture by artist Robert Shure. It consists of two life-size sculptures, one depicting a family leaving Ireland's shores, impoverished and desperate, and another depicting a family arriving in Boston, filled with hope and determination. You will come upon the Memorial if you follow the Freedom Trail.

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  • Updated Jun 1, 2008
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