‘Significant’ quantities of human remains found at Tuam baby home
Human remains of a significant number of babies and infants up to three years of age have been found on the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, it has been confirmed. This follows work by the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes which carried out planned excavations there. Local research records 796 infants and children recorded as having died in the Tuam home run by the Bon Secours Sisters between 1925 and 1961. There is not as yet any indication of exactly how many bodies have been discovered at the site.