Tuam Babies Scandal Survivors Blast Back


One year after the Tuam babies story made global headlines, survivors say they are “deeply disappointed” by the lack of progress being made by the inquiry.

For decades after it closed, the Tuam, County Galway Mother and Baby Home lived on in the local consciousness, a gloomy and folkloric place that had been left alone and not built over.

Instead a small plaque had been erected in the remaining plot of land that read: “In loving memory of those buried here, rest in peace.”

Just as they had in its decades of operation, most locals were content to look the other way.

But one woman found she couldn't. Catherine Corless, who had grown up in Tuam whilst the Home was still in operation, vividly remembered how stigmatized the Home Babies in her own class had been by both teachers and pupils.

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