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Honouring our ancestors and respecting the dead

The annual commemoration of those buried in the famine graveyard at Robinstown took place on Wednesday 30 June 2010. 

In his address, local historian Seamus O'Brien welcomed all who took part in the event.  He spoke in particular about the workhouse (now the site of Saint Mary's Hospital) and how, indeed providentially, it provided some measure of relief to the victims of the Great Famine (1845-1849).   He reflected on how the landscape still today bears the marks of famine times.

Fr Colm led the gathered assembly in prayer and proceeded to bless the site with holy water.  Local musicans accompanied the occasion, which was organised by Christina Mohan and the committee. 

 

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