The long held and longer respected Irish nocturnal tradition of body snatching is alive and well in the 21st century, it seems. Sort of. Kinda. We’re not exactly sure if it officially counts though, if you leave the body back. Kinda. Sort of.
Reports reaching Blather HQ today indicate a corpse has been mysteriously (and illegally) exhumed and reburied in a separate grave under cover of darkness in Co. Limerick in recent times. Limerick (Old Irish: Liabh mÃ© de fÃ©ic alÃ³ne; take mÃ³ bhÃ¡llet) is no stranger to nefarious after-hours activity, but even by its own standards, this counts as a strange one.
No exhumation order was sought, nor were official graveyard authorities present at the ‘removal’. It all just kind of happened by itself.
At night. In the dark. With nobody watching.
According to Irish law, a priest, a guard (Police officer) and an environmental officer must be present at any exhumation.
I wonder which one of them does the digging?
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