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Horror: Mass Graves w/ Hundreds of Babies & Children Found in ‘Underground Chambers’ at Former Catholic Home for Unmarried Mothers in Ireland

Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:36
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Excavations found ‘significant quantities of human remains’ in an underground structure divided into 20 chambers. The children’s ages ranged from 35 foetal weeks to three years old

from Daily Mail:

A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers and their children in Ireland, an official report revealed today.

The remains were found in a disused sewer during excavations at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway.

The ages of the dead ranged from 35 foetal weeks to three years old and were mostly buried in the 1950s.

A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway. Pictured today, the covered over field

A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway. Pictured today, the covered over field

Excavations found 'significant quantities of human remains' in an underground structure divided into 20 chambers. The children's ages ranged from 35 foetal weeks to three years old

Excavations found ‘significant quantities of human remains’ in an underground structure divided into 20 chambers. The children’s ages ranged from 35 foetal weeks to three years old

Pictured, the field in 2014, before excavations began. Workmen are seen surveying the ground

Pictured, the field in 2014, before excavations began. Workmen are seen surveying the ground

In a statement today, the Mother and Baby Homes Commission said ‘significant quantities of human remains have been discovered in at least 17 of the 20 underground chambers which were examined earlier this year’.

The inquiry was launched after local historian Catherine Corless said there was evidence of an unmarked graveyard at the home, where records showed almost 800 children died between 1925 and 1961.

However, there was a burial record for just one child.

Pictured, a plaque erected in memory of the adults and children buried on the site

Pictured, a plaque erected in memory of the adults and children buried on the site

In the mid-1970s, local boys playing in the field had reported seeing a pile of bones in a hidden underground chamber there. Pictured, the home when it housed women and children

In the mid-1970s, local boys playing in the field had reported seeing a pile of bones in a hidden underground chamber there. Pictured, the home when it housed women and children

The find also dispels a popular argument that bones seen at the site might predate the orphanage's opening, when the building was a workhouse for the adult poor. Pictured, a group of children at the home in 1924

The find also dispels a popular argument that bones seen at the site might predate the orphanage’s opening, when the building was a workhouse for the adult poor. Pictured, a group of children at the home in 1924

The Mother and Baby Homes commission is investigating 17 other church-run institutions. Others have claimed that the pile of bones found dated back to the Great Famine in the 19th century

The Mother and Baby Homes commission is investigating 17 other church-run institutions. Others have claimed that the pile of bones found dated back to the Great Famine in the 19th century

In the mid-1970s, local boys playing in the field had reported seeing a pile of bones in a hidden underground chamber.

Today’s announcement dispels a popular argument that bones seen at the site might predate the orphanage’s opening, when the building was a workhouse for the adult poor.

Some have even claimed that they were from people who died in the mid-19th century Great Famine.

Read More @ Dailymail.co.uk

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