An Irishman Abroad

Catherine Corless And The Long Road To Justice For The Victims Of The Tuam Mother And Baby Home

October 9, 2021

Few can have failed to see the Tuam Mother And Baby home scandal as it unfolded across the world’s media. It remains one of the most shocking cases in the history of the state. Today Jarlath meets the fearless woman who uncovered this secret and continues to fight to this day for justice for all the victims of the home. Catherine Corless is not a journalist or a trained investigator. As she explains here for the first time, she is a woman who grew up in a very unusual and at times difficult home. A woman who took a night course in local history. A woman who discovered an awful truth that many to this day are unwilling to accept. 

Catherine brings us from that night course classroom to the day the story hit the papers and the truly shocking meeting she had with the religious order responsible for the Tuam home. This is the story of a person who refused to bow down to bullies. Her book, Belonging is out now and all royalties will go to the Tír Na Nóg Orphanage.

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