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    Poor Sisters of Nazareth Homes

    Poor Sisters of Nazareth Homes

    The Poor Sisters of Nazareth homes in Derry were described as “cold heartless places” by the first former residents to give evidence to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry which is investigating abuse at 13 Northern Ireland residential institutions from 1922 to 1995.   Boys and girls who lived in the home worked side by side not knowing they were in fact brothers and/or sister. Young boys were often abused by other boys and if they screamed their cries were greeted with punishment. Jon McCourt was sent to Termonbacca Boys’ Home at the age of just two and a half and he ...


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