How five unmarried mothers were buried in an unmarked mass grave alongside 796 babies who went missing at Irish nuns' Mother and Baby home of horrors
By Alison O'Reilly, the Irish Mail, August 24, 2015
The mothers were inmates at institution run by Bon Secours nuns, Galway
Historian Catherine Corless says babies were buried in grave behind home
Probe reveals 9 mothers died in home but burial records exist for only four
The Sisters of Bon Secours say it would now be inappropriate to comment
The bodies of five women who died at a home for unmarried mothers are believed to be buried in an unmarked mass grave with nearly 800 missing children, according to new research.
The single mothers, aged between 24 and 42, were inmates in the controversial Tuam institution run by the Bon Secours nuns in County Galway, Ireland, from 1925 to 1961.
The home made headlines around the world in June 2014 when . . .
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