October 5, 2015

Hundreds of Irish Famine Graves Discovered in Massachusetts

Hundreds of Irish Famine Graves Discovered in Massachusetts
"In an apparently empty field, covered by grass and just a few inches of soil that had accumulated over the years, lie approximately 600-900 gravestones marking the second resting place of bodies previously disinterred from the Irish Catholic Cemetery in Waltham, Massachusetts."

This is a very inspiring story from Irish Central: Rhode Island woman's quest uncovers hundreds of Irish Famine graves

I won't spoil the story by telling you what happened and how Annie McMullen made this amazing discovery. Please take a few minutes of your day to read what can be accomplished with dedication and perseverance. 


Celia Lewis said...

Thanks for posting this, Lorine. Very inspiring story.

Shirley R said...

I hope you will do some follow ups on this story. Would love to find out names buried there. We have some families that were supposed to come from Ireland, Scotland Wales and Germany. But at my age, it is doubtful I will ever be able to travel up there to see the restoration.
Thank you for the story.

Peanut said...

I have a bunch missing from tree that could be some of them McPeake/McPeak could be some of them..Brandon K McPeake/birishman2@aol.com