Mass grave of babies and children found at Tuam orphanage in Ireland

DNA analysis confirm suspicion several hundred children were buried in unmarked graves at former Catholic home for unwed mothers

Excavations at the site of the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway, have uncovered an underground structure divided into 20 chambers containing “significant quantities of human remains”, the judge-led mother and baby homes commission said.

The commission said DNA analysis of selected remains revealed ages of the deceased ranged from 35 weeks to three years old. It found that the dead had been mostly buried in the 1950s, when the facility was one of more than a dozen in Ireland offering shelter to orphans, unwed mothers and their children. The Tuam home closed in 1961.

The home, run by the Bon Secours Sisters, a Catholic religious order of nuns, received unmarried pregnant women to give birth. The women were separated from their children, who remained separately in the home, raised by nuns, until they could be adopted.

The discovery confirms decades of suspicions that the vast majority of children who died at the home were interred on the site in unmarked graves, a common practice at such Catholic-run facilities amid high child mortality rates in early 20th-century Ireland.

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15 Responses to "Mass grave of babies and children found at Tuam orphanage in Ireland"

  1. guibus  March 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Why are you all speaking of ‘disgust’, ‘satanic’, moloch’ and so on ? As written in the article, the babies died from natural causes “amid high child mortality rates in early 20th-century Ireland.”
    It’s not as they were killed in a satanic cult, but they just didn’t get a normal funeral. That’s all. The place was a refuge for unmarried pregnant women to give birth. Considering the morality of that time, this situation being shaeful for the woman, these things are absolutely not surprising, and it’s senseless to try to judge their moral values and behaviour with our 21st century moral and values.

  2. Aftab shah  March 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    The religion is between a person and God, how does a priest after reading a few books takes over and become God. I keep saying ” Ban the profession of priest and politician and the world will live in peace”
    The Catholic church has been associated with so much misuse of its self appointed authority and abuse, specially of children, that it makes me wonder how do people still remain in this church.

  3. US-First  March 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    The last place any offspring of unwed mothers should be left is with a love lorn, loveless, celibate order of nuns who saw in the children the one blessing they will never have on earth – a child or a virile man to give flesh to their dreams of romance. It was a lose-lose situation. Not only the mothers of the babies, ostracized by society at large but were made to feel inferior to the lowliest of the low. As for the bastard fathers who rarely if ever supported these destitute women well all I can say is – “The curse of Christ on them all.”

    The local General Practitioners who treated the children: The priests who baptized them and gave the Last Rites: The local Health Board: The Order of Nuns – the Bon Secours, and the Irish Government all bear responsibility because all are complicit. Pregnant single women were looked down on, ostracized by every segment of Irish society and these unfortunates suffered inordinately for their ‘sin’ of conception by the Nuns who saw in these women everything anathema to their saintly, loveless, virgin existence.

    There was no abortion in Ireland and to lose two children a week to illness or disease is relatively low given the wretched travails of pregnant women horrendously vilified, cravenly debased and belittled by everyone they met. Poorly treated, poorly fed or nourished, they wallowed in the despair of the damned. We may accept, or at least hope to God, the Nuns did their best in the circumstances but it was the inhuman, inhumane way their bodies were disposed of that rankles most. That was the work of the Devil.

  4. Mr. Jang  March 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Ghastly. An offering to Moloch? An intended, and well designed for maximum emotional effect, last nail in the coffin of the Catholic Church in Ireland?
    Or just criminal and moral negligence an a scale that we in the ‘modern world’ find hard to understand (and will now be USED, (rightly?) in order to hammer in that last nail).
    Hard to say without knowing more about the specifics. Who knows, and to think also that given the relatively recent times of these interals, there must someone – or some thing – still alive out there who was in full awareness of what was (and still is?) going on. And as we know, the likelihood of it ever being dragged before an investigation tribunal of some sort would be very unlikely. Sick. (Those darned local ‘elites,’ they always know something.)

  5. Hereticdrummer  March 3, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Nothing has changed over the centuries with the satanic, Catholic “Church”. Somewhere in scripture, it declares, “That whore, that abomination that sits upon seven hills.” The city of Rome, Italy sits upon seven hills. I don’t think that particular prophet was referring to the Italian parliament.

    • Khalid Talaat  March 3, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Here is one of the reasons the Vatican deslikes the Quraan.
      “Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. But monasticism they invented – We ordained it not for them – only seeking Allah’s pleasure, and they observed it not with right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of them are evil-livers.”

  6. ayelyahbenjamin  March 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    and how many other “orphanages” are there dotted throughout the world just like this hiding the absolute horrors of the past and present….time to send in the swat teams

  7. David Odell  March 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Folks like to spin this stuff as if it was only in the past. And now that so much time has passed, the guilty are long dead. The elites will spin it as an unfortunate isolated incident, that reflects the difficulty of the times. In the backs of their minds, they quietly wonder if they are missing something. Spiritually speaking, no Christian priest has proven their claims. They are ridiculously obsessed with our children. The facts are what need to be looked at, not the veil of “divine representation” that is so comfortable to hide behind. The totality of abuse and darkness visited on our children by these outfits continues because they cannot stop themselves. They got to the first step of spiritual understanding and lingered, not knowing how to advance. There it is the challenge to discern the differences between spirit forces. They chose poorly because it is in their personal interest. The evidence is the Lavish nature of their palatial estates all over the planet while babies lie buried in septic tanks. Spiritually recognizable evil at it’s most clear. They chose to do it. It was not under duress.

  8. Leno  March 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    The infamous Kevin Annett made this same statement over two years ago and can be found on YouTube. Published on Nov 17, 2014

    • phillipmooney  March 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      This actually happened decades ago in Ireland so, no one is “spinning” it today. In those times back in the 1940s 50s and 60s, unmarried women who were pregnant were disowned and had nowhere to go. These catholic “prisons” took them in and many times would let foreigners adopt some of the babies, but the young women stayed and had to work for slave wages. They were treated horribly and reminded that they were “soiled” and “defiled” in the churches eyes. Nice, eh?

      But, what was worse was how these evil witches treated these children, through no fault of their own were ignored, given no love and less food than other orphans who were considered “legitimate” born.

    • Mr. Jang  March 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Mr. Mooney, I think you are casting a wide net in your understandable attempts to apportion blame for unspeakable and hideous occurrences in other times and places (we hope!).
      But I feel it really must be said here that the general accusations you are making have only ever been proven in very local and or very limited instances, after much investigation, by both amateur and professional investigators.
      Moreover, a ‘media’ investigation into the ‘Magdalen’ laundries several years ago was subsequently found, under investigation, to be very loaded, negatively, against institutions and persons of the Catholic Church in Ireland. The FACTS are available w.r.t. this and other ‘investigations.’
      Just saying.

  9. Diesel Chadron  March 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

    disgusting but not at all surprising. just like boystown. probably very similar to bohemian grove. sicko catholics prey on the weak to honor that which they truly worship. wolves in sheep clothing. their day is coming though.. shouldn’t be long now.

    • Trakkath  March 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      The Pharaoh Lineage “The Priest of Amon Ra and the connection to Switzerland
      and search for Scott Bennett ´s “Shellgame”

  10. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  March 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

    For a very good, 4-page, multi-year investigation and analysis of these phenomena & issues (in audio, video & print), see “Audio Special: Invasion of the Baby Snatchers” by friends Kathy McMahon & Fintan Dunne at

  11. Trakkath  March 3, 2017 at 9:56 am

    If we could hear all the children crying in pain we would never sleep again…

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