The Irish Memorial pays tribute to the millions of innocent men, women, and children who passed away between 1845 and 1850, and the many Irish immigrants who fled to the United States amid The Great Famine.
Since it was erected in 2003, the statue has held significant value to the city’s Irish community.
“It is always amazing and humbling when you find out how much the Irish Memorial means to people that you never knew,” said Bob Gessler, president of the board for the Irish Memorial.
The Board is committed to ensuring that the Irish Memorial won’t be diminished by the move, or any other factors.
“Our vision is to incorporate what we have learned as stewards of the Memorial to make the new site even more inviting, engaging, and lasting,” said Gessler.
The temporary location is expected to last a few years before returning to its original location.
Read more about The Irish Memorial at Irish Star.