Saturday 24 June 2017

The children we have lost

A red rose comes into bloom on the site of the Mother and Babies home grave in Tuam, Co Galway. Photo Andy Newman
A red rose comes into bloom on the site of the Mother and Babies home grave in Tuam, Co Galway. Photo Andy Newman
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - I read the articles in your paper last week by Brendan O'Connor, Donal Lynch and Maeve Sheehan about the tragic circumstances that occurred in orphanages throughout Ireland. I can't help but wonder what a huge loss it has been - not only to the families involved but to our country as a whole.

Each child has a purpose in life. Some may take longer than others to figure out what that purpose is. As parents we want to give our children the best chance to reach their potential. But the children in Tuam never had a chance - because they didn't fit in.

But WHAT IF one of those children were to have grown up to be a doctor who would staff our hospitals today? WHAT IF there was a writer or poet among them who would have inspired us and given us hope?

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss