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Celbridge in County Kildare, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
 

Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery Gate

Geata na marbh

 

— [The Gate of the Dead] —

 
Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
1. Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery Gate Marker
Inscription.  

Through this gate from 1841 onwards passed the
bodies of deceased inmates of the Celbridge Union
Workhouse on their way to burial in these
grounds. The Workhouse System conducted its
burials in a characteristically efficient manner
and this gateway facilitated the transfer of the
dead from the workhouse to the adjacent burial
ground. The manner of their burial mirrored
their lives. They were buried with little ceremony,
causing the minimum of disruption in death to a
society that largely ignored them in life.

 
Erected by Celebridge Tidy Towns Association and Tesco Ireland Ltd.
 
Location. 53° 20.653′ N, 6° 32.523′ W. Marker is in Celbridge, Leinster, in County Kildare. Marker is at the intersection of Maynooth Road (Leinster Route R405) and Shackleton Road, on the left when traveling south on Maynooth Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celbridge, Leinster W23 YK24, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); A Brief History of Celbridge Poor Law Union
Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
2. Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery Gate and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Celbridge (approx. half a kilometer away); Arthur's Way / Cosán Arthur (approx. half a kilometer away); Kildrought House (approx. half a kilometer away); Sir Gerald Dease, K.C.V.O. (approx. half a kilometer away); St Patrick's Church, Celbridge (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Edward Bridgeman (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celbridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. The famine era in north Kildare. (Submitted on December 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Workhouse in Celbridge, Co. Kildare. (Submitted on December 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Laying the first stone of the Celbridge Union Workhouse - August 10th, 1839. (Submitted on December 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkDisastersSettlements & Settlers
 
Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2019
3. Celbridge Union Workhouse Cemetery
Gate is along the distant wall above the right foreground marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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