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1 Catherine Connolly: Tuam Mother and Baby Home 08.03.17

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8 mrt. 2017

Catherine Connolly TD
 
Today at leaders’ questions Catherine raised the Tuam mother and baby home with the Taoiseach

2 Motion: Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, Tuam

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24 jun. 2014

That this Assembly acknowledges the scandal that occurred at the Bon Secours Sisters’ institution in Tuam, County Galway, where almost 800 children died whilst in the care of a religious order and were placed in a mass unmarked grave over a period of five decades; notes the intention of the Dublin Government to take steps to establish the best course of action to investigate the deaths of these children and the appalling manner of their interment; recognises that the abusive practices that occurred at the Bon Secours Sisters’ mother and baby care home were not unique and were replicated in similar institutions across the island of Ireland; and calls for all government Departments and their agencies, as well as religious orders, to proactively cooperate with any investigation that takes place to establish the truth behind this scandal.

3 PHILOMENA interview with the real Philomena Lee pt.1

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23 dec. 2013

Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena (Judi Dench) spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grew between Philomena and Martin. Based on Sixsmith’s acclaimed book “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search”, the film is a bitter-sweet drama, a compelling narrative of human love and loss and ultimately a celebration of life. Judi Dench’s phenomenal lead performance has “Oscar” written all over it

 

MARINA WILKINSON
Wonderful movie, but so sad. Made me cry. It’s heartbreaking. The pain this woman endured (as did the other mothers). Women were punished but the men never were.(not that I think anyone should be punished). It’s just all one sided. Anyway, well portrayed piece of evil history.
Kathleen5429
Wonderful movie. My heartfelt thanks for sharing your story Philomena. May God bless you!
Earth Suit
Thank you so much for sharing your story. Bless your beautiful heart.

4 PHILOMENA interview with the real Philomena Lee pt.2

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5 jan. 2014

Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena (Judi Dench) spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grew between Philomena and Martin. Based on Sixsmith’s acclaimed book “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search”, the film is a bitter-sweet drama, a compelling narrative of human love and loss and ultimately a celebration of life. Judi Dench’s phenomenal lead performance has “Oscar” written all over it.

 

6 Bodies of 800 Babies Found in Septic Tank in Ireland

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4 jun. 2014

 

The bodies of 800 babies have been discovered buried in a septic tank in Ireland.

The grisly discovery was made at at a home for unwed mothers in Yuam, located in Galway County. Saint Mary’s Mother and Baby Home was operated by Bon Secours nuns between the years 1925 and 1961.

Examination of the bodies show most of the children died of disease and malnutrition.
Others perished from diseases such as measles, pneumonia, and tuberculous. The dead children were buried in simple shrouds, with no coffin or tombstone to mark their final resting place.

Today, the mass grave is surrounded by the a housing unit. Due to the nature of the discovery, authorities may order the site to be exhumed.

A source close to the investigation said, “God knows who else is in the grave. It’s been lying there for years and no one knows the full extent or total of bodies down there.”

A report from a local health board in 1944 states the facility was housing 271 babies, along with 66 mothers. Those 333 residents were well over the capacity of the home, which was 243. The report states most babies there were emaciated and not thriving.

A relative of one of the babies found in the septic system, William Joseph Dolan, has already filed a complaint with police. That relative has chosen not to be identified.

Local historian Catherine Corless was the first to recognize the former home for unwed mothers as a grave site. The revelation came during her research into deaths of babies at the facility.

Teresa Kelly, head of the Children’s Home Graveyard Committee, said, “It’s a mass grave. Many of the babies were malnourished. We want to make sure those children’s identities are acknowledged. They had names, they were human beings, not animals.”

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7 Stolen lives “We were only Children!

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11 feb. 2011

Women describing their lives in Industrial schools in Ireland
 
 

8 Stolen lives”We were only children” Part 2

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15 feb. 2011

Woman describing their lives in Industrial schools in Ireland Part 2
 
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Harrowing viewing. You are wonderful Ladies. I am amazed at your bravery. But, know you are not alone: there are thousands of us who understand every word you have spoken and we are with you. We LOVE yyour resilient spirits and we, thousands of women and men support you because, like you, we know the the true horror of Irish Industrial Institutions. 💚
petmom ful
My grandfather also came to Missouri on an orphan train.  Fortunately, he seems to have been adopted by a good family.  He did turn out to be an alcoholic, tho, as did my dad, his son.  I was told that when my dad was a young cop, he was sent to get a drunk out of the gutter, and it turned out to be his own dad.  My dad was a mean drunk and abused us all.  My childhood was hell, but they are all dead now, and all you can try to do is recover and be happy.  I was raised Catholic but don’t ever want to set foot in a church again.
L Dot
I only recently had heard about this awful situation. My Grandfather was an orphan and was on the ORPHAN train. HE had a bad life. Like these ladies. Justice should be done to the NUNS and PRIESTS and parents who let this happen. And the government. treating children so shabbily.
Heather Bowlan
This is the first thing and or time I’ve ever heard of this tragedy of neglect and evil ! It brings tears to my eyes the more dramas I watch about this tragedy in Ireland , these beautiful women are so brave I cry with each one of them , thank you for letting people no about this , you are SPIECIAL WONDERFULY BRAVE HEROS , I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ! Your in my prayers God be with you all and fill your pain with his joy and grace . FROM CANADA , I WILL NEVER FOR GET YOUR STORY ,I see as I look into each one of your eyes … I see the little girls that were abused .❤🙏🏽🇨🇦
kate weiss
This shows how long abuse affects people-the rest of their lives. Do perps think we get over it as soon as it’s over???
Karen Toole
So very very sad poor girls. I am a catholic and of Irish descent and ex convent girl and seems to me there was never no humanity shown by any of these institutions often supposed to be Christian.What a world hope it’s banished now but bet to some extent stuff like this still goes on. God Bless all those brave ladies xx🙏
Cormac Coleman
Extremely brave people to be able to speak out like this. I honestly believe justice will be done. You must never give up. UNCAT is onto the Magdalenes. I hope these people get what they deserve.
eileen bailey
🙏May this never happen again ,,
fieldycook5
lets pray for these lovely people its so sad whats happend to these ladies godbless you all
Brandon Spivey
You brave women. Respect to you . You went through hell.
Angelina Pingitore
Your mum died…Where was you dad?? Grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles?????? We need to honor LIFE and FAMILY…
Dog Mother
Guessing this was about $ for Vatican.
conjoly
Are there any other parts to this
Page Vaughn
These nuns should be prosecuted, and all of you women and men should get monetary means for all of the years that you suffered. Everyone that was involved should be prosecuted! These are children, and babies! Who does that? And why? These nuns were sick, some of them sound like they had mental diseases and they’re taking care of children. That’s just nuts in the worst way I can think of. Right now, with all of the information coming out about the priest and all of the information that the pope knew about these priests should make a huge difference with what is going on with the orphanages!!

9 The Laundry Girls

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26 jan. 2021

A short film about one of many dark times in Irelands history. The Laundries. I made this before the latest report came out and took it down out of respect, but I feel that this story must never be forgotten so I have it back up on this channel, Thank you Folks.

10 Faire Du Pied Avec Une HANDICAPÉE

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Une présentation de la chaîne YouTube officielle de Juste Pour Rire les Gags. Les farces de caméras cachées les plus élaborées jamais tournées!!!

Unearthing the truth

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French Catholic Church inquiry

Justice for Magdalenes

The Real-Life Philomena

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