Fr Gerry Young claims no children were buried in sewage chambers at Tuam
Catholic priest, Father Gerry Young recently claimed no babies were buried in sewage chambers at the former Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.
Fr Young, from Greystones, County Wicklow, said:
“From the word go, I didn’t believe the story. I happened to have done a bit of study on how the church buried people. As soon as I heard this story about all these little bodies wrapped up on shelves, I thought, ‘Catacombs.’ We’ve always kept the dead with us.”
From The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation fifth interim report
Historian Catherine Corless writes today:
“This (above) is what the archaeologists found when they first excavated the Tuam Home babies sewage site.
Two inlet sewage pipes which facilitated the flow of sewage into the chambers where the babies remains were discovered which caused some little remains to be forced against the wall of the chambers and, to date, one little digit was found compacted in the wall.
“I do not mean to disturb anyone, but I am only quoting from the Commission of Inquiry’s 5th Interim Report on the Tuam site, and I add (for the non-believers) that neither Catacombs or an Ossuary would need sewage inlet pipes!‘