Significant remains at Tuam site

I had to add to this post today July 1, 2018, following my reading of Mary Creighton’s The Baby Snatchers. Well worth the read. Very well done Mary.

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With the confirmation of a significant quantity of child remains found by a commission into the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Galway – Ireland has been reeling this week.

Many friends and other writers found it hard to shake the horror of this news. So I sought solace in writing – as I often do. Many thanks to and their amazing illustrator Annie West for this one. PS: Excuse the bad language. I don’t frequently curse but this somehow needed it.


About lineatatime

Dublin born and raised, Mari returned to Ireland with her husband and daughter in 2008, after living in the USA since the early ’80s. A former journalist, ombudsman and newsroom administrator she now lives in Mayo. Following the death of her mother by elder abuse in 2010, she often writes about the failures of Irish systems in protecting her mother and also herself as a victim of crimes in her mother’s estate. She writes frequently about oppression, elder abuse and domestic violence– in the forms of poetry, fiction and non fiction in the hopes it will help shine the light on Ireland’s shame.
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