Saturday 20 December 2014

Tuam Babies: Bon Secours Sisters 'deeply saddened'

Published 05/06/2014 | 17:20

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway
The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway

The Sisters of Bon Secours today said they were shocked and deeply saddened by recent reports about St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home, which operated in Tuam, County Galway from 1925 to 1961.

In 1961 the Home was closed. 

All records were returned to the local authority, and would now be within the Health Service Executive, Co. Galway.

The Bon Secours Sisters say they are committed to engaging with Catherine Corless, the Graveyard Committee and the local residents as constructively as they can on the graves initiative connected with the site.

The Sisters welcome the recent Government announcement to initiate an investigation, in an effort to establish the full truth of what happened.

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