Posted by: irishhungercomm | April 18, 2011

The Irish Hunger Memorial, New York

The Irish Hunger Memorial

The Irish Hunger Memorial located at Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan was designed by artist Brian Tolle, an internationally renowned sculptor and public artist.  The Memorial, now 10 years old,  is designed to raise public awareness of the events that led to the famine of 1845-52 and to encourage efforts  to address current and future hunger  worldwide.  Adrian Flannelly, who played a big part in the founding of this memorial, interviewed Brian Tolle on a recent edition of his radio show.  One very interesting fact is that it was Adrian who arranged for the cottage, which is an emotion filled feature of the Memorial, to be shipped over from his native Attymass in County Mayo and rebuilt as part of the Memorial.  Visitors can feel the sadness and grief of generations coming off the walls of this country cottage.

Find out more about Adrian’s radio show, and the “many things Irish” that is covers, by visiting: http://www.irishradio.com


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