@tuambabies: A Critical Look at the Tuam Children’s Home scandal

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Brian Nugent, Apr 18, 2018 - History - 317 pages

In the summer of 2014, and later again in spring 2017, 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 second edition book casts a critical eye on the local history methodology underpinning the scandal. It examines in detail: the mapping of the burial sites; the statistical traps overlooked; the widely misinterpreted 2017 statement of the Mother and Baby Commission; the Oral History of the Home; and the vexed questions of money and food. Extensive appendices also expand on the recorded history of the Home, the personnel employed there, three detailed eyewitness accounts, and a comprehensive history of the Tuam workhouse. It also contains a valuable foreword by Fr Paul Churchill.


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