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    Ireland - Catholic orphanage, 800 graves of children



    mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland, government-appointed investigators announced Friday in a finding that offered the first conclusive proof following a historian's efforts to trace the fates of nearly 800 children who perished there.

    DUBLIN -- Forensics experts say they have found a mass grave for young children at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland where suspicions of unrecorded, unmarked burials have lingered for decades.
    Friday’s announcement by the government-appointed Mother and Baby Homes Commission confirms a 2014 investigation by a local historian who found death certificates for nearly 800 children who died at the home in Tuam, County Galway, from its opening in 1925 to its 1961 closure.

    Excavations at site of home for unmarried mothers and their children, where it is alleged up to 800 children died, uncover human remains

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-ireland-catholic-orphange-mass-grave-20170303-story.html

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/catholic...alway-ireland/

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/catholic...alway-ireland/


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    Infants' remains found at former mother and baby home in Ireland

    Infants' remains found at former mother and baby home in Ireland
    They appear to be from infants aged 35 foetal weeks to 2-3 years, says a commission investigating abuse allegations.

    http://news.sky.com/story/infants-re...eland-10788414

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7609486.html
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    Children's Home in Tuam (1920s-1960s)
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    https://storify.com/Limerick1914/chi...am-1920s-1960s

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    BBC Our World 2014 Irelands Hidden Bodies Hidden Secrets


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    Tuam and Ireland's shame: unedited interview with Catherin Corless


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    is this sort of a cider house rules kinda place?

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    this place sounds like it was a cider house rules..... the days before safe and legal abortion but the toddlers? idk sad all around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchy View Post
    Children's Home in Tuam (1920s-1960s)
    From the Archives (in chronological order)


    https://storify.com/Limerick1914/chi...am-1920s-1960s
    Ugh awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchy View Post
    Tuam and Ireland's shame: unedited interview with Catherin Corless

    Much praise for this woman. It took a lot of strength and character to do the research and push the authorities to investigate these deaths. I'm guessing that questioning the Catholic Church isn't an easy thing to do in Ireland.

    I'm so shocked that this abuse, and the enslavement of these women continued up until the 1990's. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty P View Post
    Much praise for this woman. It took a lot of strength and character to do the research and push the authorities to investigate these deaths. I'm guessing that questioning the Catholic Church isn't an easy thing to do in Ireland.

    I'm so shocked that this abuse, and the enslavement of these women continued up until the 1990's. Wow.
    Agreed, what an amazing,lady.

    I think questioning the Catholic Church in Ireland was traditionally very difficult to do. However I don't think it has the hold that it once did and younger Nuns and Priests are much more likely to take up the baton and look for acknowledgment of the wrongs which have been done.

    I have a close friend who is a catholic priest and he says quite frankly that the church has a horrific history. The church themselves are now VERY hot on safeguarding. My friend sometimes pops over for dinner here and the fuss that caused was unbelievable...because I have a child. They actively wanted to prevent him coming over for dinner, he got into a real headlock with them over it because he has little time to himself and wants to spend free time with his friends. All now sorted...but he had to agree with them and me that he wouldn't ever be alone with my son. Not that his happens anyway as I am always here.

    The Mother and Baby homes were in some cases appalling. I gather some were lovely too but some were notorious and it seems pretty much that these were judgemental and severe. Some Nuns were awful people, my grandmother (long dead) was taught by them in Ireland as a child. She always said "they were called the Sisters of Mercy but there was nothing merciful about them".

    These children may have died of natural causes..we will never know. But to see them buried and forgotten is awful. It seems there WERE headstones or markers of some kind but nobody thought the children important enough to maintain that little graveyard when the home was closed. So terribly sad and shocking.


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    DNA analysis of selected remains confirmed the ages of the dead ranged from 35 weeks to 3 years old and were buried chiefly in the 1950s, when the overcrowded facility was one of more than a dozen in Ireland offering shelter to orphans, unwed mothers and their children.

    http://nypost.com/2017/03/04/remains...mer-orphanage/



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