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"Also known in England and Ireland as a bier (not to be confused with the more desirable beer!). 'Tis not the cough that carries you off, but the coffin they carry you off in'."
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Irish Potato Famine Coffin Carrier

This original 19th century coffin carrier played a vital role during the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).The body of a person who died in the workhouse was placed in a coffin and brought to their final resting place on the coffin carrier.Some workhouses found a way to cut costs by using a sliding coffin which…See More
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Irish Potato Famine Coffin Carrier

This original 19th century coffin carrier played a vital role during the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).The body of a person who died in the workhouse was placed in a coffin and brought to their final resting place on the coffin carrier.Some workhouses found a way to cut costs by using a sliding coffin which…See More
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Irish Potato Famine Coffin Carrier

Posted on April 19, 2018 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

This original 19th century coffin carrier played a vital role during the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).

The body of a person who died in the workhouse was placed in a coffin and brought to their final resting place on the coffin…

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