A Celtic Cross is placed at Bunker Hill to remember the Irish buried there
The Irish buried in a Catholic cemetery on Bunker Hill are remembered.
One glorious September Sunday in 2009, a thousand or more gathered on the Hill to raise the Children of the Famine Memorial. The centerpiece is a Celtic Cross, one reminiscent of Muireadach’s High Cross at Monasterboice.
They lie in silence, thousands strong
In a hidden Charlestown graveyard
Awaiting a marker
Evidence of lives lived?
Why do you lament their tragic passing?
What might have been
Pales to insignificance.
What counts is memory and memorial.
The Celtic Cross in Charlestown Graveyard
Honors soul and spirit
Of those Irish dead
They are remembered.
Rest well now
Where Tir na nOg and Gate of Heaven,
Sun and Cross are all the one.
— Donal O’Cathasaigh (Dan Casey)
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