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 acre of
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.