An Gorta Mor

An Gorta Mor (HMSG0)

Location: Jersey City, NJ 07304 Hudson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.475', W 74° 4.81'

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In Memoriam of the Irish Famine
An Gorta Mor ? 1845 - 1852
For those lives claimed by it
and the Irish Immigrants
that survived and relocated
to the United States.

Erected By
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Hudson County, N.J.

[ Back of Monument: ]
Dedicated to the sacred memory of thousands of Irish who, in order to preserve their faith, suffered famine and exile. The potato blight in Ireland was exasperated by a cruel, non-caring and inept foreign government. As a result, Children of Gaels died in their thousands having fled the laws of foreign tyrants and the artificial famine in the years 1845-1852.
Let this monument be a token to their name and honor from the Gaels of America. God save Ireland.
An Gorta Mor still stands as one of the most devastating famines in modern history.
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HM NumberHMSG0
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Placed ByThe Friendly Sons of St. Patrick - Hudson County, N.J
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 577681 N 4508590
Decimal Degrees40.72458333, -74.08016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.475', W 74° 4.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 28.50" N, 74° 4' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 864-898 Lincoln Park, Jersey City NJ 07304, US
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