Magherafelt Workhouse - Old Burial Ground & Famine Plot

 

'My land emerged slowly from the dark days of famine and for many, grieving lost loved ones, weak and penniless, there was still bitter hardship to be faced. The Workhouse became the last refuge of the desperate. In Magherafelt, my Workhouse, which first opened its doors in 1842, still stands to this day. Now it is the hospital, and still offers succour to my Menfowk.'

http://www.magherafelt.gov.uk/tourism/heritage-trail/recovery.php

The workhouse had two burial grounds. The first, in use from 1842-47 stood just to the north of the infirmary. From 1847-1941, a site just beyond the railway was used.

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Magherafelt/

There is no Interactive Map or List of Deceased for this Burial Ground.

 
Magherafelt Workhouse - Old Burial Ground & Famine Plot