796 dead babies found in septic tank at Irish home

A septic tank discovered in 1975 by locals was “filled to the brim” with human babies bones, report says

By Staff Writer

IRELAND (INTELLIHUB) — In the early 1900’s, “fallen women”, or women who got pregnant out-of-wedlock, would often end up in homes designed to take away, kill, and dispose of their unholy children.

Shockingly the AFP reports:[ref]800 babies buried in septic tank at Irish home for unmarried mothers[/ref]

Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church’s troubled past. 

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961.

Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary’s home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the home was a mass grave.

Some say the Catholic religion is to blame.