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A toddler has died in a ghost estate. Surley it's time to sort out these wretched memorials to a grand illusion, writes Jennifer O'Connell.

4th March, 2012
'Ireland's ruins -- the abandoned cottages and derelict farmhouses you see dotted throughout the countryside -- are symbols of an entire, lost generation'.

One of the most poignant images in David Creedon's recently published collection of photographs, Ghosts of the Faithful Departed, features a gorgeous Silver Cross pram.

It's the kind of pram you might recognise from photographs of your own childhood: all chrome spokes and luscious curves.

Sitting in a patch of sunlight near a window, with its tyres pumped up and its hood half-raised, it's possible to imagine that some proud young mother might arrive along...

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