Liveline Wednesday 28 May 2014
Here are the details for anyone who would like to help us with the fund to erect a monument to the children who died in the mother and baby home in Tuam.
The Fund is in St. Jarlath's Credit Union Tuam A/C no: 12747355 Sort Code: 90 39 71 quoting ref. no: 497047
A Postal Order/Bank Draft/Cheque can be made payable the Children's Home Graveyard.
On today's programme, Catherine called in about the communal grave which she has been investigating in Tuam. The old workhouse was turned into a mother and baby home, and from the 1920s, young women gave birth there and worked for their keep. However, the death rate of their babies was horrifyingly high and the bodies, which were once thought to be of those who died during the famine, are now belived to be much more recent and belnging to the babies and young children in the home.
Christopher called in with his own story. He was born in that mother and baby home in Tuam and he told us about the search for his mother.
Ursula spoke about her child that was taken from her after 17 months in a mother and baby home - and her lifetime of heart-break ever since.
We moved onto other topics during the programme and Colm rang in with his tale about his tools which were stolen out of his van. Worth thousands of euro to him, he bought them all back from the thieves at an early morning market.
Communal Grave in Tuam
Catherine called in about the communal grave which she has been investigating in Tuam. The old workhouse was turned into a mother and baby home, and from the 1920s, young women gave birth there and worked for their keep.
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