After the trauma of Tuam, the lingering silence brings more pain

After the trauma of Tuam, the lingering silence brings more pain

We still do not know the burial location of thousands of children who died in mother and baby homes. The tragedy is that there are people who do know and who have not come forward

It is the Irish phrases that give us away. Over time, how we think and our ways of doing things became crystallised into our proverbs and expressions. “Is binn béal ina thost” translates as “it is a sweet mouth that is quiet”. Silence is golden.

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