Posted by: irishhungercomm | May 9, 2011

Hunger Victims Mass Graves at Glasnevin Cemetery

Hunger Victims Mass Graves at Glasnevin Cemetery

We have been in contact with Glasnevin Cemetery and had meetings on site and at locations of mass graves regarding fitting headstone and marker for graves.   Glasnevin Cemetery would look favourably on proposals that we would put forward regarding the marker.   If anyone on the Irish Hunger Committee has ideas for the design of this marker could they please forward them on.

One such grave has from 40,000 to 60,000 “Famine” Victims/Martyrs in the Angels Plot lying side by side with the babes of innocence in Glasnevin Cemetery.  It is approximately a quarter the size of a football pitch.  It is some distance from O’Connell’s grave, however there is a “Famine” mass grave with 30,000 victims approximately 50 yards from O’Connell’s grave.

Michael Blanch


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