Soil from Rosses Point thrown on top of coffin at Sligo famine victims’ burial in Canada

It’s emerged that those in attendance at a burial service in Canada last week for Sligo famine victims threw soil from Rosses Point on top of the single white coffin carrying the remains of 21 people. They were among those who died after their famine ship, the Carricks, sank en route from Sligo to Canada in 1847. One of those who attended the ceremony was cultural historian, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, who’s produced a film documentary of the story

(Photo credit; Celtic Crossings/Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin