Tuesday 19 September 2017

Social media 'lights up' in memory of Tuam mothers and babies

Twitter users have lit candles in their memory

Social media users lit up Twitter
Social media users lit up Twitter
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Social media users have paid tribute to all the mothers and babies who were at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.

It emerged today that significant quantities of human remains were discovered at the site excavated by the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.

In the memory of all those who were at the home, social media users are lighting a candle in their homes to remember those who suffered.

Colm O'Gorman from Amnesty International Ireland set up the initiative asking people to "light up twitter and our homes in memory of those children".

Twitter users have followed his lead paying tribute to grannys, friends and all those affected.

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