Over the weekend.
The Two Norries podcast met traveller Catherine Coffey O’Brien.
Catherine spent a large part of her childhood in an industrial school and then in Cork’s Bessborough mother and baby home as a pregnant 16 year old. She has called for Bessborough – earmarked for a housing development – to be preserved and appropriately maintained as a memorial site.
Catherine (@1.07) explains why she believes medical histories should be provided to all adoptees but the identity of birth mothers must remain confidential.
The report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be published next week.
Previously: Unto Us A Child Is Born