Duffy’s Cut Ceremony



Laurel Hill West

At Duffy’s Cut, a railroad construction site in Chester County, 57 Irish immigrant railroad workers died amid an 1832 cholera epidemic and were buried in a mass grave. In 2004, an excavation led by the Duffy’s Cut Project at Immaculata University and others uncovered archaeological evidence showing several of the workers had been murdered, now widely believed due to anti-immigrant violence.

Join the Duffy’s Cut Project to learn more about this history, and honor those who died with a procession and memorial ceremony at the site where the remains of five of the workers were reburied at Laurel Hill West.