Five Irish immigrant laborers murdered in 1832, re-buried in Pennsylvania’s West Laurel Hill Cemetery


BALA CYNWYD (AP).- The remains of five Irish laborers who researchers believe were murdered in 1832 while building a Pennsylvania railroad received a dignified re-interment Friday, more than 3,000 miles from their homeland and nearly two centuries after their first anonymous burials. People lined up to pay their respects before five wooden caskets at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, just outside Philadelphia. The sounds of bagpipes and gunshot salutes filled the air as more than 100 mourners paid tribute, including Kevin Conmy, deputy ambassador for the Irish embassy in Washington. “What this does is it just reminds us that the story of Irish in America has many strands,” Conmy said. “You do get a sense that justice has been done to these people.” The immigrants were among 57