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Infant deaths: US specialists who identified Irish remains offer assistance in Tuam grave excavation

The US team which identified the remains of Irish railroad workers is offering to provide help in the Tuam mass graves investigation.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
8th June, 2014
The former site of the long-demolished Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam. Picture: Photocall

The US team which identified the remains of Irish railroad workers is offering to provide help in the Tuam mass graves investigation.

They led an excavation of the site in Pennsylvania where 57 Irish workers died in 1832, just two months after arriving in the US.

They succeeded in finding six sets of remains, and managed to identify one as an 18-year-old Donegal labourer called John Ruddy. His remains were finally flown home to his home parish...

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