The Irish Memorial Monument

Description: 

The bronze monument, which was sculpted by artist Glenna Goodacre, is the centerpiece of a 1.5-acre park designed by award-winning landscape architect Pauline Hurley-Kurtz. Dedicated in 2003, it was built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, and to recognize the contributions of the Irish to the city, state and nation.

Irish Memorial plaque
Irish Memorial
Irish memorial

 

LocationMem: 
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
Institution: 
Glenna Goodacre
Official/Unofficial: 
Unofficial
Group Acknowledged: 
Irish citizens who died in the Irish famine.
Date of Dedication: 
2003
Place Location: 
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