Eniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (1996)

Famine Memorial
Pauper’s Graveyard (Cornagrade)
Artist: Eamonn O’Doherty
Commissioned by: Fermanagh District Council

The Famine Memorial / This memorial stands on the site of the main paupers’ graveyard / of Enniskillen workhouse during the Great famine and beyond (1846-1948)

“We beg to direct the attention / of the guardians to the / shameless, indecent and dangerous / piling of the dead paupers / in the new ground…….”/ Letter from Maguiresbridge relief committee March 3, 1847

“Allow the fertile crop / of change to grow / accept what is past / embrace what is to come” / Martina Feely, Garristown, aged 16. April 1996

Grateful thanks to the Kilmacormick history group / and project benefactors: the National Famine Commemoration / Committee, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland National / Lottery fund and the central community relations unit. /
Fermanagh District Council 28 August 1996 / Sculptor: Eamonn O’Doherty