Gort Workhouse graveyard

Bully's Acre Gort

Christy Cunniffe

Gate to Gort Workhouse graveyard.
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Evidence of more recent burial.
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A linear earthwork likely covering a long famine related burial pit.
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Limestone commemorative plaque erected by Beagh IRD.
Christy Cunniffe

The graveyard for Gort Workhouse is located on the Loughrea road about one mile out of Gort. A number of burials are marked with headstones and iron crosses. However, the majority are unmarked and in one instance a linear mound covers what appears to be a large burial pit. A number of graveyard yews also grow on the site giving it an air of normality. It is apparent that some families have continued with burials here into more recent times. A limestone commemorative plaque on the graveyard wall near the entrance gate was erected by Beagh IRD. Gort Workhouse was in use during the famine years so it has witnessed a lot of death.

This page was added on 18/03/2017.

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