@tuambabies: A Critical Look at the Tuam Children’s Home scandal
In the summer of 2014 a scandal arose in relation to the Tuam Children's Home in Galway in Ireland. It was alleged that the nuns who looked after children there from 1925-61 had maltreated them. This short book casts a critical eye on the local history methodology underpinning the scandal. It examines in detail: the mapping used; the statistical traps overlooked; the likelihood that the grave found was actually from Famine times; and finally the question of anti-clerical bias in historical research. This book also contains a valuable foreword by Fr Paul Churchill which explains a lot of what former residents remember about the Home.