Western New York Irish Famine Memorial – Buffalo, New York - Atlas Obscura

Western New York Irish Famine Memorial

A monument honoring those who died in the Great Famine of Ireland.  

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In the quiet, inner area of Buffalo’s Erie Basin along the city’s Lake Erie waterfront stands a granite memorial dedicated to the Great Famine in Ireland that occurred in the mid-1800s. 

The memorial was dedicated in 1997 and is situated in a well with the biblical verse Luke 19:40 on its base in Irish. 32 boulders are along its outer ring representing the 32 counties of Ireland with names of survivors inscribed on them with several stones being left blank to represent the known dead.

The site hosts traditional Irish folk music acts. Yoga classes were previously held at the memorial, as well.

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 The memorial is adjacent to Waterfront Village Center.

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