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The Irish Independent has written that workers on a water project in Galway have unearthed skeletal remains of a dozen bodies. Archaeologists believe they were victims of the Great Hunger 1845-1850 who lived and died in a workhouse which was located in Tuam. Although there is a Victorian graveyard across the road, it is speculated these people died from starvation and were dumped in the mass grave. The workhouse was demolished in 1970.

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