Irish Famine Memorial

Irish Famine Memorial (HM2IZV)

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N 41° 29.676', W 81° 42.153'

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Cleveland Remembers "The Great Hunger" — An Gorta Mór

— Ireland's Potato Famine 1845-50. —

This memorial commemorates the passing of 150 years since the misery known as "The Great Hunger," a carnage visited upon the Irish nation diminishing her population by millions. As a result of imposed political and economic structures, many of the Irish were driven to the potato alone for survival. Consequently, Ireland's people starved to death, or were forced to emigrate, many dying on "coffin ships" en route. This is one of the most tragic and significant events in Irish history.

LEST WE FORGET: To those who died, to those who came and enriched our Cleveland shores, we dedicate this monument to you.
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HM NumberHM2IZV
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Greater Cleveland Irish Community on the anniversary of the “Great Hunger” in the year of our Lord, 2000
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Date Added Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 441358 N 4593902
Decimal Degrees41.49460000, -81.70255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 29.676', W 81° 42.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 29' 40.56" N, 81° 42' 9.1799999999999" W
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