Irish Famine Memorials in Massachusetts, May 16, 2021
(Clockwise: Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Deer Island Famine Memorial, Children of the Famine Memorial in Charlestown, An Gorta Mor Memorial in Lawrence, and Cambridge Irish Famine Memorial in Cambridge)
In tribute to Ireland's National Famine Commemoration ceremonies on May 16, 2021, the Boston Irish Tourism Association shares this roundup of Irish Famine Memorials throughout Massachusetts.
These memorials, erected between 1997 and 2019, were built by local communities to commemorate the Irish Famine of the 1840s, which killed one million people and sent an additional two million people into exile. The Irish Famine is also known as An Gorta Mor, or the Great Hunger.