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    Study of Workhouse Bones

    Study of Workhouse Bones

    There were 163 workhouses operating in this country from the 1840s until the early 1920s.   They were feared and hated institutions – and the very last place people wanted to end up.   Consultant psychiatrist, Prof. Brendan Kelly who researched conditions in 19th century workhouses took Colette Kinsella on a virtual tour. A Study of Workhouse Bones  One of the ways we can learn about what life was like in these institutions is by studying the remains and the burial sites of the people who lived in them. Human osteoarchaeologist, Linda Lynch has done just that in Manorhamilton, Cashel and Tuam workhouses.   ...

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