Cork Examiner 1846

“Dead bodies of children flung into holes hastily scratched in the earth, without shroud or coffin – wives travelling 10 miles to beg the charity of a coffin for a dead husband, and bearing it back that weary distance, every field becoming a grave and the land a wilderness.” Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 100 images, 472 eye witness quotes:

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