Tuesday 28 January 2020

Patron at Paupers' Graveyard

Monument in the Paupers' Graveyard.
Monument in the Paupers' Graveyard.

By Maria Pepper

All are welcome to attend the annual patron at the Paupers' Graveyard in Coolcotts which will take place on Friday, June 16 at 7.30 pm.

The patron is held every year to honour the memory of 'The Forgotten Ones', all the destitute or mentally and physically challenged men, women and children who were buried in the graveyard, many of them inmates of Wexford Union Workhouse, formerly the old Wexford Hospital. They received no obituary or proper funeral and in a final indignity, with one exception, they were all buried in shallow graves without a headstone.

The Wexford Male Voice Choir and the Holy Family Confraternity Band will perform during the ceremony.

Wexford Memorial Trust organises the annual patron and maintains the Paupers' Graveyard.

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