Tell us the truth about the children dumped in Galway's mass graves

by Emer O'Toole    
4 June 2014

Forget prayers. Only full disclosure by Ireland's Catholic church can begin to atone for the children who died in its care

The bodies of 796 children, between the ages of two days and nine years old, have been found in a disused sewage tank in Tuam, County Galway. They died between 1925 and 1961 in a mother and baby home under the care of the Bon Secours nuns.

Locals have known about the grave since 1975, when two little boys, playing, broke apart the concrete slab covering it and discovered a tomb filled with small skeletons. A parish priest said prayers at the site, and it was sealed once more, the number of bodies below unknown, their names forgotten.

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