Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Irish Famine Memorial
Cleveland Remembers “The Great Hunger” — An Gorta Mór
— Ireland’s Potato Famine 1845–50. —
LEST WE FORGET: To those who died, to those who came and enriched our Cleveland shores, we dedicate this monument to you.
Erected 2000 by the Greater Cleveland Irish Community on the anniversary of the “Great Hunger” in the year of our Lord, 2000.
Location. 41° 29.676′ N, 81° 42.153′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Merwin Avenue north of Center Street, on the left when traveling north. It is under the Detroit Avenue (US Route 6) Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1570 Merwin Ave, Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexis de Tocqueville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio and Erie Canal (about 400 feet away); John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937 / The Standard Oil Company (about 700 feet away); Moses Cleaveland’s “Capital Town” (about 800 feet away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); LGBT Civil Rights Movement (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Stone Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
Regarding Irish Famine Memorial. The famine was exacerbated by the prevailing landlord-land manager-tenant system. When tenants did not pay their rents they were evicted and their homes torn down. See caption on image number 5.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry. “The famine and its effects permanently changed the island’s demographic, political, and cultural landscape, producing an estimated two million refugees and spurring a century-long population decline. For both the native Irish and those in the resulting diaspora, the famine entered folk memory. (Submitted on July 21, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.