Sunday, July 21, 2024

What’s the real story about the Sacred Heart Home, Castlepollard?

Since the wildly sensationalised story about the Tuam mother and baby home and  “800  babies’ bodies found in  septic tank” received world headlines as well as Irish coverage, the spotlight has also been turned on the Sacred Heart Home, Kinturk, Castlepollard, where  a mother and baby home, run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, was in use from 1935 to 1971.

Widely misrepresented facts have been headlined all over the world  about the treatment of  the 796 babies who died after being born in St. Mary’s mother and baby home in Tuam, which closed in 1961, even though the only verifiable facts are the number of recorded deaths there, and that only the general area where their remains now lie is known. (See our editorial comment this week).

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