Tag Archives: Cork

903447651

Infant death rates at the Bessborough mother-and-baby home in Cork soared to almost 70% in the early 1940s.

The revelations come just two months after the Government announced a statutory commission to investigate practices, deaths, illegal adoptions and vaccine trials at the country’s mother-and-baby homes.

Previous research done by adoption campaigners indicated a death rate of around 50% and above at Bessborough throughout the late 1930s and 1940s.

However, material uncovered by the Irish Examiner in the Cork City archives shows an official investigation carried out by the Cork County Medical Officer in 1943, on foot of inquiries from a Department of Local Government inspector, confirmed a death rate of 68% at the home.


68% of babies in Bessborough home died (Conall Ó Fátharta, Irish Examiner)

Previously: The Art Of Storytelling

In The Garden


Meanwhile, Outside Bessborough


“Ireland And The Catholic Church Have Been Unfairly Singled Out”


Anything Good On BBC News At Ten?


Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

DSC00033

rep

The former Crowley’s Music Store on Cork’s MacCurtain St today (top) looking neglected and up for sale.

Rory Gallagher purchased his 1961 Fender Stratocaster (centre) in Crowley’s Merchants Quay shop and changed Irish music FOREVER.

In the clip (above) from his 1974 Irish tour documentary Rory is seen sampling the goods in both shops and talking with proprietor Michael Crowley.

Previously: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fender

Story, Rory?

A Million Miles Away

20140701-100501-36301150.jpg

Eoin English of the Irish Examiner reports that a Cork schoolboys soccer club has been fined €200 for abandoning a game after one of their players was racially abused.

Irish Examiner: Schoolboy soccer club fined for taking players off pitch in stand against racism

Carrigaline United AFC