Ireland

Death in a Coal Mine

My Irish great-grandfather left County Mayo for England because he couldn’t find work. He never returned.

Dan Hanley
2 min readMar 14
My grandfather to the left, with his brother. I’m not sure when this was taken. Photo credit: Family member of Author.

There’s much of this story I can’t confirm. And an equal amount that comes from family folklore. I say folklore because they are stories that just keep being told at family gatherings.

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Dan Hanley

I write about nonprofits, fundraising, recruiting, self-care. Human rights, domestic violence, borders and refugee focused. Sober. Vegan. https://altrui.org/