The $5 million Irish Hunger Memorial in New York, NY, was recently dedicated by New York Governor Pataki, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as well as the President of Ireland and various religious figures.

The facade of the half-acre memorial, located two blocks from Ground Zero, features 4,000 linear feet of imported Irish limestone. Some 16,000 square feet of limestone was used for paving. More than 330,000 pounds of imported fieldstone was also used to create walls and a cottage. It took 47 shipping containers to bring the stones from County Mayo in Ireland to Manhattan. Much of the work was done by Irish Natural Stone Products of Boston, MA.