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Why didn't people get a funeral or coffin during the potato famine in Ireland

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I think there were simply too many dead and dying people.

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lame
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Why lame? I'm pretty sure that it is what happened.
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your not pretty are a girl or boy
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not enough money

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There was probably not enough trees to make coffins for all of them. But they did bury them, I think, Irish people are very religious.

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They wanted to use the dead people to fertilize the potato fields.

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They had not yet figured out how to make Soylent-Green...........
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Exactly Ynp.
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We are old......
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Physically, yes. Mentally, no.
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Well physically YOU are ancient....I am barely stepping over the old hill.....

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Careful, it's a slippery slope.
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It certainly is :)!
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People were starving to death.

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its too late to eat and People were starving to death.

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The potato famine was caused by an unknown thing that they couldn't stop, and it killed whole villages. The people died of starvation. There was no helping them. The dead bodies created disease. So, in order to try to slow the spread down, and keep others from getting infected, they buried the people as quickly as they could. No time to make caskets, or have formal funerals. You died, you got burried. There was no time for being sorrowful or respectful. People were dying every day by the thousands.

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The famine led to starvation.
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yes, i had to think about that for a bit.....
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For a coffin, you had to have money.
Because of the thousands upon thousands dying weekly, coffins were expensive and material impossible to get.
Plus, if you're starving yourself and weak from hunger you have no energy to build one yourself for your family members. Many people died and their bodies stayed and rotted where they dropped, or their body was put in a mass burial trench, or put in a shallow grave by weakened family members.
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For a funeral, you need family members to arrange it and attend it. Many many entire families died.
Quite often priests and pastors volunteered (or were asked) to say words over mass burials. Sometimes it was done secretly without services, as some recent studies of workhouse mass graves seem to show.
This was a dark shameful (for the English government) event in Irish history.
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Here's an article on the Irish Potato Famine that will give you a vivid picture.
http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/hunger.htm
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Another aspect is disease, which contributed greatly to the death toll. Lack of Vitamin C from potatoes led to widespread Scurvy. Typhus and other diseases spread fast and wide, because traditional Irish hospitality forbade turning away beggars if you had anything at all to share and many people had been turned off their land or were traveling to find work for food.

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Nature caused the potato blight.
But historians credit the English government and prejudice against the Irish for the extent of the famine and the years of deaths by starvation and disease that resulted.
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