Site Plan for Famine Memorial Site ~ Providence River Walk

The Irish Famine sculpture and commemorative wall are the key elements of an impressive memorial that beautify the Providence River Walk location.

A bronze statue of three Irish figures anchors one end of the site, with a walkway incorporating memorial bricks and flagstones leading to the memorial wall. There, a narrative plaque tells the story of the Great Famine and subsequent Irish emigration to the United States in bas relief.

Memorial bricks border an outline map depicting the two countries: Ireland and America. Twelve memorial benches along the walkway offer points at which to reflect on the stories and memories described in the relief wall and expressed within the numerous inscriptions.

This site plan (prepared by Gates Leighton & Associates, Inc in conjunction with the generous support of the Gilbane Company) gives visitors a bird's-eye glimpse of the beautiful memorial park.