Brooklyn, Michigan: An Gorta Mor - Potato Famine Memorial

You can thank Ireland's 1845-1852 potato crop blight and Great Famine for this 2004 memorial.

St. Joseph's Shrine

Address:
Brooklyn, MI
Directions:
St. Joseph's Shrine, north side of US Hwy 12.
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Irish Famine Memorial.

An Gorta Mor - Potato Famine Memorial

Interesting modern sculpture. Why not celebrate the Great Potato Famine in the Irish Hills of Michigan.

[Bruce-e, 05/31/2015]
An Gorta Mor - Potato Famine Memorial

Memorial to the potato famine and the Irish immigrants that came to the area to escape the famine.

[Doug Keith, 05/28/2013]

An Gorta Mor is Irish for "The Great Hunger."


Nearby Offbeat Places

St. Joseph's Shrine - Fake Wood SculpturesSt. Joseph's Shrine - Fake Wood Sculptures, Brooklyn, MI - < 1 mi.
Prehistoric ForestPrehistoric Forest, Onsted, MI - < 1 mi.
Ike's Train Car of TerrorIke's Train Car of Terror, Onsted, MI - 2 mi.
In the region:
Sine Wave Field, Ann Arbor, MI - 29 mi.

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