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Near Loyd in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
 

Kells Union Workhouse Paupers’ Graveyard

 
 
Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
1. Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Memorial
Inscription.

Erected
to the memory of the poor
interred here
during the operation
of the
English Poor Law System.
1838 - 1921.
R. I. P.



In the immediate aftermath
of the Great ‘Famine’, this mass
burial place was opened in 1851 for
the poor people of the Kells District.
Their memory challenges us to end the
scandal of hunger in today's world of plenty
.
AFrI Great “Famine” Project
Erected 9th October 1993

“Famine is a lie”
Brian Keenan
Kells 1991

With gratitude to
Br John G. Driscoll C.F.C.
President Iona College
New York

 
Erected 1993 by Action from Ireland ( AFrI ).
 
Location. 53° 44.012′ N, 6° 54.305′ W. Marker is near Loyd, Leinster, in County Meath. Click for map. Markers are in the paupers' cemetery, immediately north of the Spire of Loyd, on the Commons of Loyd off Oldcastle Road (Road R163), about 2.5 kilometers west of Kells.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spire of Loyd (within shouting distance of this marker); Kells Round Tower (approx. 1.7
Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
2. Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Memorial
kilometers away); Catherine Dempsey (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); The Churchyard Wall (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Suffolk Street (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); St Columba's Church (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Headfort Place (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Market Cross (approx. 2.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. 1867 Comment on the Kells Poor-Law Union Workhouse. (Submitted on February 9, 2010.)
2. Action from Ireland. (Submitted on February 9, 2010.)
3. Kells Heritage Trail. (Submitted on February 9, 2010.)
4. View of Paupers' Graveyard from the Spire of Loyd. (Submitted on February 9, 2010.)
 
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AFrI Great Famine Project Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
3. AFrI Great Famine Project Memorial
AFrI Great Famine Project Memorial Quote image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
4. AFrI Great Famine Project Memorial Quote
AFrI Great Famine Memorial Thanks image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
5. AFrI Great Famine Memorial Thanks
Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Altar image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
6. Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Altar
For church services to remember famine victims.
Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Altar Detail image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
7. Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard Altar Detail
Paupers' Graveyard Monument and Sprire of Loyd image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
8. Paupers' Graveyard Monument and Sprire of Loyd
Looking south.
Paupers' Graveyard Wall and Monument image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
9. Paupers' Graveyard Wall and Monument
Looking east toward Kells (far distant right).
Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard image. Click for full size.
September 22, 2009
10. Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard
Looking north.
 
 
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