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This isn’t a technically fascinating photo, but I wanted to show a bit of the abandoned cottage that’s part of the Irish Hunger Memorial. It was donated by the ancestors of the Irish family that lived there in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and is composed of two rooms.

As a result of the Great Famine, between 1.5 and 2 million Irish left their home country, and by 1850, one quarter of NYC immigrants were Irish. By 1860 more Irish lived in NYC than in Dublin. They often lived in the worst conditions, and were on the lowest rung of the social ladder. They were hard workers, though, and steadily rose in society.

Currently, 5.3% of the NYC population is Irish, and there is a lot of Irish culture to be found around the city, including the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

In the WS are two more views of the memorial.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1916 W: 335 N: 4278] (15314)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-09-24
  • Exposure: f/1.8, 1/84 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-10-01 13:47
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