‘Tuam Babies’ Historian Catherine Corless Wins Award

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 8, 2017

The amateur historian whose personal research helped uncover a mass grave at the former site of an Irish mother and baby home has won a human rights award.

Catherine Corless spent years trying to find out what happened to the remains of hundreds of children who died in the Catholic home in Tuam, County Galway. Fears of a mass grave were raised after she found there were death certificates for 796 infants, but no burial records. Last winter, “significant quantities of human remains” were found at the site.

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