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Irish Railway Worker Immigrants Killed in 1832 to Be Re-Buried

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2012

The remains of five Irish immigrants killed while building a Pennsylvania railway in 1832 will be re-interred on Friday in a suburban Philadelphia cemetery.

Mr Michael Collins, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States (US), is among the dignitaries expected at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd for a funeral service that will include bagpipers and a grave site marked by a 10-foot-high (3.05m) Celtic cross.

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