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Remembering the Famine: Memorials in North America –

The large scale emigration of Ireland between 1845 and 1855, caused by the historic famine, left America with 340,000 Irishmen. Today more than 34 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, and the country has not forgotten their roots. From the beautifully depicted bronze statues in Boston all the way to a memorial in Portland, OR, the famine which brought the Irish to America is still being remembered. Some are figures and some are abstract art. See the link below to discover all of America’s memorials to the Irish famine.

Remembering the Famine – the memorials in North America –

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