Gáirdín an Ghorta commemorates the Great Famine and how Ireland changed dramatically from 1841 to 1851.

A garden commemorating the Great Famine, which saw one million Irish people die and another million emigrate. The path through the garden is a metaphor for Irish history and is synonymous with the journey of the Irish people. Opened to the public by President Mary McAleese on 15 October 1999. The area in front of the thatched Heritage House is known as Garraí na bPrátaí (The Potato Garden).


Open Year Round


Admission Prices:

Free Admission

Getting There

Located on the R701 – South of Kilkenny and Thomastown

Map Location: 52.474438, -7.260550
Contact Gáirdín an Ghorta (The Famine Garden)

Newmarket, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Eircode: R95 NP40
T: +353 (0)86 839 4349
W: www.discoverireland.ie
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