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Ireland: Institutional Abuse

A Resource Guide to support classes that include a study of Twentieth-Century Irish history.

Mother and Baby Homes

Official Sources

Research by Catherine Corless on the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway, became public in 2014, causing the Government to set up an Inter-Departmental Group, to investigate, among other things, ' the facts regarding the deaths of almost 800 children at the Bon Secours Sisters institution in Tuam, County Galway between 1925 and 1961, including arrangements for the burial of these children'.

News Coverage

These, and many other news articles, may be discovered by doing a simple web search, or for a more in-depth survey of news coverage, using one of the Library's subscription services, Lexis Nexis or Factiva.


Magdalene Homes