The Great Hunger Memorial was created by Eamonn O’Doherty to commemorate the suffering of millions of Irish immigrants who died from the potato famine or were forced to leave their country.

After its dedication in June 2001 the monument received widespread critical praise and won several awards, including American Institute of Architects’ community recognition as Most Outstanding Work of Public Art. It remains an inspiration at V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley, Westchester County, New York

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~ by The Gallery Goddess on November 11, 2011.

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