There has been public outcry over revelations that 796 babies died in a mother and baby home in Tuam in Galway from 1925 to 1961, and were possibly buried in a septic tank.
Below are links to some articles and blog posts on this issue:
Catherine Corless: Much of the information on this has come from the work of Tuam historian Catherine Corless. Catherine set up a facebook page that can be found by searching for ‘Mother/Baby Home Research’ on facebook. There is a synopsis of the research and essay she wrote on this issue, on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1382568855335119&id=1381096678815670
Liam Hogan is an Historian & Librarian in Limerick, and has a twitter account at @Limerick1914. He compiled an archive of pictures and newspaper extracts from the time the Tuam Mother and Baby Home was in operation, that can be viewed at https://storify.com/Limerick1914/children-s-home-in-tuam-1920s-1960s.
Articles on the issue are available at these links (click on title to be redirected to the newspaper’s website):
Tuam case ‘reminder of a darker past in Ireland’
Call for mother and baby home inquiry