Dec 1, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Ireland Park

Ireland Park opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2007. It is located at Eireann Quay, behind the Canada Malting Mills silos on the waterfront overlooking downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. It was built by the Ireland Park Foundation to be a lasting memorial to the many Irish Famine victims who arrived in the city of Toronto in 1847. There is a similar memorial along the river Liffey in Dublin, Ireland in front of the Customs House Quays. Dublin is known as ''The Departure" and Toronto is "The Arrival". Sculptures from both memorials were created by Rowan Gillespie. It's an amazing place. Check out the full Wikipedia article here.


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