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An Gorta Mor

 
 
An Gorta Mor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
1. An Gorta Mor Marker
An Gorta Mor translates to “The Great Hunger”.
Inscription.  
In Memoriam of the Irish Famine
An Gorta Mor   1845 – 1852
For those lives claimed by it
and the Irish Immigrants
that survived and relocated
to the United States.

Erected By
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Hudson County, N.J.

[ Back of Monument: ]
Dedicated to the sacred memory of thousands of Irish who, in order to preserve their faith, suffered famine and exile. The potato blight in Ireland was exasperated by a cruel, non-caring and inept foreign government. As a result, Children of Gaels died in their thousands having fled the laws of foreign tyrants and the artificial famine in the years 1845-1852.
Let this monument be a token to their name and honor from the Gaels of America. God save Ireland.
An Gorta Mor still stands as one of the most devastating famines in modern history.

 
Erected by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick - Hudson County, N.J.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 40° 43.475′ N, 74° 
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4.81′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on Lincoln Park Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near the fountain in Lincoln Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jersey City Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Farrier Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Park (about 400 feet away); Mystic Lincoln (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rt. Rev. Msgr. Roger A. McGinley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jane Tuers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Bergen Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
 
More about this marker. The monument is a granite Celtic Cross on a base. The sides of the base contain a map of Ireland and a St. Bridget Cross. The front of the monument features various Irish images, including St. Patrick, a church, a mother with her starving children, and ships used by the Irish to immigrate to America.
 
Also see . . .
1. Great Famine (Ireland). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Account of the Irish Potato Famine. A bit of Blarney entry (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
2. Back of Monument
 
 
An Gorta Mor Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
3. An Gorta Mor Monument
Left Side of Base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
4. Left Side of Base
Right Side of Base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
5. Right Side of Base
Details of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
6. Details of Monument
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
7. More Monument Details
Marker in Lincoln Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, May 14, 2011
8. Marker in Lincoln Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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