Giving a voice to Tuam’s dispossessed

The Tuam Oral History Project provides survivors of Ireland’s institutional system with a way to ensure that the cruel treatment of unmarried mothers and their children can never be denied or forgotten

8th August, 2020
Giving a voice to Tuam’s dispossessed
A woman reads the names of some of the 796 babies who died at Tuam mother and baby home as a vigil takes place to coincide with the Pope’s visit to Ireland in 2018. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At 76, Peter Mulryan still finds it difficult to talk about the past. He is adamant, though, that what happened in places like the Tuam mother and baby home can never be forgotten. “I was treated like a second-class citizen by the Church and society,” he says. “I was made to feel like a nobody.”

Born in 1944, Peter was only a few days old when he was taken to the Bon...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

TV Review: Psychological thriller lurches into realms of the ludicrous

Appetite For Distraction: this week’s home entertainment picks

Radio review: Counting the true cost of Valentine’s flowers

Appetite for Distraction: this week’s home entertainment