The Irish Memorial / Leacht Cuimhneacháin na nGael Historical

The Irish Memorial / Leacht Cuimhneacháin na nGael Historical (HM1XKZ)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.871', W 75° 8.522'

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Erected to commemorate An Gorta Mór -
Ireland's Great Hunger of 1845 - 1850
when more than one million Irish
were starved to death and another million
forced to emigrate. We celebrate the
indefatigable spirit of the Irish that enabled
them to triumph over tragedy.
with the opportunity to use their innate talents
in a free country, the survivors and their
descendants contributed in great measure
to the development of this nation.
The hunger ended
but it never went away
It was there in silent memories,
from one generation
to the next,
The time to take away
the silence has come,
to commemorate,
to mourne what was lost
to celebrate what survives-
without apology or fear.
We have it in our power
not only to remember
what took place but to relive it...
To find in the hungry and lost,
not a different race...
but the faces of our ancestors...
An image of ourselves.
Peter Quinn
Year Placed2002
Placed ByConcerned Citizens and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487866 N 4421978
Decimal Degrees39.94785000, -75.14203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.871', W 75° 8.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 52.2600" N, 75° 8' 31.3200" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-95, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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