Burial in Ireland in 1845–52

“A trap coffin came into use. Sturdy enough to withstand the wear of hundreds of funerals. Fitted with a hinged bottom that swung open when released at the graveyard, whereby the deceased was dropped into the grave.” Taken from the book ‘The Truth Behind The Irish Famine: 72 paintings, 472 eyewitness quotes: http://www.jerrymulvihill.com

The Truth Behind The Irish Famine by Jerry Mulvihill

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