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Killaloe baby

On Thursday evening, the body of a fine female child was found sewed up in a bag on the banks of the canal near Killaloe. A man was taken up on suspicion of being the murderer, but was subsequently liberated. A verdict of murder against some person or persons unknown was returned at the inquest which was held.

Limerick and Clare Examiner 10 November 1847

Nothing to do with waterways …

… but I see that Aldi this week has special offers on Irish pork belly joints, Irish lamb gigot chops and baby bodies. Thr origin of the baby bodies is not stated so I don’t know whether Jonathan Swift’s Modest Proposal is being implemented.