Near Loyd in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
Kells Union Workhouse Paupers’ Graveyard
to the memory of the poor
during the operation
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”
With gratitude to
Br John G. Driscoll C.F.C.
President Iona College
Erected 1993 by Action from Ireland ( AFrI ).
Location. 53° 44.012′ N, 6° 54.305′ W. Marker is near Loyd, Leinster, in County Meath. Touch 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 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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