They died unknown


This is a poem dedicated to the Famine victims in Kildare. They were buried close to the Council Offices.

They died unknown

Unwanted

Buried in plots

Unmarked

No headstone

No flowers

No tears

No mourners

Our poor

Our sickly poor

Forgotten souls of Kildare

This is the translation into Irish.

Basadh gan aithnid

Gan a lorg.

Curtha

Gan Leac,

Gan Blath,

Gan Deoir,

Gan neach a gcaoineadh,

Ar mboicht ainnis,

Anamacha treigthe Chille Dara.