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19th Century Burial in Ireland IV

Conclusion and bibliography.. Conclusions The excavations in the cemetery attached to the Union workhouse of Manorhamilton and the former Connaught Asylum yielded a substantial skeletal population sample that was statistically viable for osteological analysis and offered important information on demography, disease and diet in 19th century institutions. Although there is little evidence to date the […]

19th Century Burial in Ireland – Part II

19th Century Burial in Ireland - Part II

Part II – Manorhamilton Workhouse (see part I for authors and introduction, here for Part III, the Connaught Asylum in Ballinasloe and part IV for the conclusion and bibliography). Background to Manorhamilton Workhouse Despite a considerable slowing of the growth rate after 1820, the population of Ireland trebled in the century preceding the famine (O’Grada […]

19th Century Burial in Ireland – Part I

19th Century Burial in Ireland - Part I

From last years Journal of Irish Archaeology, we’re posting below part 1, the introduction, of our paper on 19th century burial practices in Ireland. The sections on Manorhamilton and Ballinasloe will follow. Two glimpses of 19th-Century institutional burial practice in Ireland: a report on the excavation of burials from Manorhamilton Workhouse, County Leitrim and St […]