Gallery: Curious Irish Hunger Memorial is a Green-Roofed Monument in Ba...

For example, the size of the grassy area was purposely measured out to be one-quarter of an acre, the significance being that in 1847, Sir William Gregory proposed a clause to the Irish Poor Law stating that no person occupying land of more than one-quarter acre was eligible for any type of relief from the government - a technicality that cause many to starve.

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  1. HBerk April 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    The Irish Hunger Memorial is not a green-roofed structure — its significance has nothing to do with green whatsoever; but your post now has people reposting about this being a green roof. A great thing to cover, but misleading and a ridiculous stretch for a green story.