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Research indicates that five women may be buried alongside hundreds of children in Tuam grave

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Research indicates that five women may be buried alongside hundreds of children in Tuam grave

Fresh research has indicated that five women may have been buried in an unmarked mass grave, along with hundreds of children at the Tuam Mother and Baby home in County Galway.

Historian Catherine Corless, who uncovered evidence that nearly 800 children were buried on the grounds of the home, now believes that the five women are buried with them.

A report in today's Irish Mail on Sunday says nine unmarried mothers died during their time at the home, but the historian has only been able to find burial certificates for four of them.

The Tuam mother and baby home was run by the Bon Secours order of nuns from 1925 until 1961, and the women were aged between 24 and 42 when they died.