Thursday, July 5, 2018

famine graveyard

located on Upper Main Street, Donegal Town.  Contains the unmarked graves of victims of the Great Famine.







the sign beside the famine pot



22 comments:

  1. Nothing was Ireland spared.

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  2. Such a tragedy so many people died of hunger.

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  3. ...an other genocide of history.

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  4. All of this must evoke intense emotions from the Irish and from emigrés of Irish origin making a pilgrimage to the old country.

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  5. So sad, such an awful time!

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  6. Yet another sad moment in history of mass destruction of human lives lost to time because of natural or human intervention.

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  7. We saw these graves in Ireland when we visited. It was heartbreaking.

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  8. So sad Bill, and even worse that there are still children dying from hunger in parts of the world today 😥

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  9. My ancestors came to Canada to escape the famine.

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  10. I agree with Grace. What a horrible thing to happen and it still happens in parts of the world.

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  11. Heel apart Bill.
    Groet Kees.

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  12. History.

    Prayers.

    God bless you, Bill.

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  13. A poignant tale told in beautiful images.

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  14. It seems never ending and heartbreaking. I just saw a news piece on the current starvation in Yemen.

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  15. Interesting place and well maintained graveyard and great feeding pot!

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  16. Oh my, so sad. Does it say how many are buried there?

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  17. very interesting post ! we have to remember !

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  18. A sad moment in history, but thank you for sharing these photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Sad, SAD . . . dreadful, awful time it was . .
    Difficult to fathom . . .
    Thanks for the pictures . . . these reminders are important . . .

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