The Irish Hunger memorial in Battery Park City is a $5M project begun in 2000 and opened to the public on 17 July 2002. The memorial is a half-acre plot of land replicating a famine era farmstead. at the centre of the memorial is the Slack family cottage. The entire plot of land is raised on an angle reaching 27 feet in height at its tip to provide a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. "Knowing that our family cottage now stands on that half acre plot of land in Battery City Park as part of the Irish hunger memorial is astounding" said Chris and Tom Slack.
Since its opening 250, 000 visitors have viewed the site. After the ceremony guests were invited to lunch at the Fr. Peyton Centre in Attymass where Mr Carey was presented with a memorial church Slate to commemorate his visit to Attymass