26 June, 2019

memorial

located on Assaroe Road in Ballyshannon is the Port of the Dead, named for a spot where the recently deceased were transported before bridges were built across the Erne. The journey was made in silence until the boats crossed the water and the dead were brought to rest at nearby Assaroe Abbey.



34 comments:

  1. It is truly wonderful how you record history with your photos. Thank you for all your good works.

    God bless you.

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  2. Hi Bill.

    Beautiful memorial.

    Greeting from Patricia.

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  3. The dead would hardly have cared had the bearers made a noise.

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  4. Getting the dead to their final resting place was quite a task in many places and there are a number of "corpse roads" known across the country.

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  5. That's very interesting.
    Didn't even think of how the dead were transported once...a nice way to remember them.

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  6. ...an interesting piece of history.

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  7. Ölülerin limanı

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  8. I never knew of this.
    Thank you Bill 💮

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  9. I Am Glad That This Caught Your Eye - There Is A Lot Going On In This Shot - Way Cool

    Cheers

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  10. Hello, it is a beautiful memorial! Wishing you a happy day!

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  11. Lovely memorial Bill. I wonder if the family rode to or if it was just for the dead.

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  12. I love History. What an interesting place and neat memorial
    MB

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  13. That must have been a somber exercise.

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  14. Such interesting history. Thanks for posting, Bill.

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  15. So sad, but a great way for people to remember!

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  16. What great names! If I read the plaque correctly, the other side is the Hollow of Tears. Sad and magical at the same time! I love visiting old cemeteries to see the ancient gravestones. That's another reason why I hope to be able to visit Ireland some day: to see the cemeteries and abbeys.

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  17. 'port of the dead' ... a rather gloomy name

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  18. Such a solemn journey that led to a resting place.

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  19. A very nice memorial.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Sombre history encapsulated. Beautiful.

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  21. I'm guessing there was a lot of traffic here during the Great Famine.

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  22. Bill - a fascinating piece of history. Looks like that was taken on a lovely day.

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  23. An interesting piece of history and a nice memorial.

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