Poignant moment at an Irish graveside

JS: At Drumcliffe Cemetery which contains the body of WB Yeats, I found a very very rare occurance. It was a fully Irish grave digging, complete with the deceased friends and the required Jamesons whiskey to warm the bereaved during their duties, a practice going back many years. Of course I took this picture quite quickly as not to disturb the work.

Ed: This is typical of Jim's eye for something different and typically Irish; the men doing the work display respect towards the dead, despite being a normal day-to-day activity for them. The picture poses some questions - why are there so many workers and, as Jim says, they are obviously full of respect. Since one of them does not appear to be a priest, this does not seem to be a funeral service.

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