‘The Septic Tank Was In This Location’


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[Historian Catherine Corless (pic 4) and Tuam author JP Rodgers (above) who was a resident at the Bon Secours mother-and-baby home until he was fostered at the age of six]

Tuam Co Galway this afternoon.

Laura writes:

“The grounds where the unmarked mass grave apparently containing the remains of nearly 800 infants who died at the Bon Secours mother-and-baby home in Tuam Co Galway from 1925-1961 rests. The site is now part of the Dublin Road housing estate and records show that the former mother and baby home’s septic tank was in this location. The names of the children buried here have been confirmed by  Catherine’s’ research and she hopes to raise funds to erect a plaque as a memorial to them. JP has written two books on the subject detailing his mother’s life and his own.”

Earlier: What About Dublin

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)