Saturday, 7 June 2014

"Milltown archaeologist to advise on Tuam baby burials"

"Milltown archaeologist to advise on Tuam baby burials"

(Irish Mirror)
"A Northern Ireland archaeologist who helped find thousands of children buried on unconsecrated ground at Milltown Cemetery is to advise campaigners at the Tuam babies site. Toni Maguire, who spent several years carrying out excavations and detailed research at the well known West Belfast graveyard, will travel to Galway next month to help try and establish the full extent of burials at the former mother-and-baby home. Ms Maguire told the Mirror a meticulous trawl of state and holy order records would have to be undertaken alongside any excavation. The excavation, she added, could eventually see ground penetrating radar like that being used in the ongoing Madeleine McCann search being deployed. The bodies of hundreds of children and babies born to unmarried mothers were buried in unmarked graves at the home between 1925 and 1961".

Thursday, 5 June 2014

No Church records for Tuam

Tuam and Amnesty International

Amnesty International
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"Disturbing revelations about an unmarked “mass grave” of up to 800 babies and children found in Tuam, a town in the west of Ireland, must prompt urgent answers from the Irish Government about the wider issue of past child abuse in religious-run institutions, said Amnesty International today".

Friday, 30 May 2014

Ta' Braixa - Pick 'n' mix

Richard Cornwall Legh
Late Auditor General
Died 10 January 1876 Aged 56 Years

Died 12th August 1840 Aged 54 Years
Peter Paul Eynaud
Died 12th August 1840 Aged 54 Years
Also to
Ann Eynaud his widow
who departed this life
on the 2nd May 1863
aged 73 years
Erected by their
affectionate children

Ta' Braixa