Convict Cemetery, Ireland Island

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This small cemetery, discretely hidden behind a row of houses, served as the burial ground for convicts. These men, rather than being executed in England, were sent to colonies like Bermuda to serve as labourers on the British fortifications. Of the 9000 convicts sent here, 2000 died. There are only 13 marked graves in total; four are named and nine unnamed.

Location: at the West end of Cochrane Road, off Malabar Road, Ireland Island, on the approach to the RN Dockyard
Phone: (441) 236-6483
Bus Routes: 7, 8
Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk
Admission is free