Tuam Home Survivors Network consists of survivors, family members and advocates who seek to inform and obtain a factual representation of this dark period in our recent history. We seek to encourage and enable survivors and those affected, to speak and record their experiences so that we can present a true, factual first-hand testimonial based account that is accessible to all.

“Survivors helping Survivors”

Our mission is to support survivors of Mother and Baby Homes by offering solidarity and friendship through a peer-supportive network to enable them to speak candidly of their experiences. Assisted by advocates, we work jointly to ensure that no survivor, regardless of length of stay or experience in such Institution is left behind – and that their place, central to the process of recognition, is guaranteed at all times.

 

Latest News

Mother & Baby Documentary- International Film Festival & Palm Springs Short Fest.

17/06/2018 - We are delighted to announce, the Irish Film Board funded short documentary Mother & Baby will have it's INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE at Palm Springs International Film Festival & Palm Springs ShortFest in California, June 19th to 25th 2018.

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Monthly Update on Issues relating to Mother and Baby Homes - June 2018

07/06/2018 - Incorrect Registrations of Birth: New Evidence in St Patrick Guild Records

On Tuesday 29th May, Minister Katherine Zappone made a statement in relation to 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered between 1946 and 1969 had been identified by TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency. These cases were identified during an analysis of the adoption records transferred to Tusla by the former adoption society

St Patrick’s Guild, which show irregularities in the birth registration process. Tusla will be making contact with people in these 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered.

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Statement by Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

29/05/2018 - Incorrect Registrations of Birth: New Evidence in St Patrick Guild Records

Social Workers working to identify and locate people in 126 cases

“A highly sensitive issue with very personal and profound implications for those affected”

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone has announced today that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency will make contact with people in 126 cases where births were incorrectly registered between 1946 and 1969

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Monthly Update on Issues relating to Mother and Baby Homes - May 2018

11/05/2018 - Campaign Starts to Invite Expressions of Interest for Collaborative Forum

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone has today invited expressions of interest from former residents of Mother and Baby Homes and those with comparable experience in a County Home for membership of a Collaborative Forum. Family members of former residents and individuals providing related supports or advocacy are also eligible to apply for membership.

It is intended that majority membership will comprise of former residents of these institutions.

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Catherine Corless Receives a National People of the Year Awards 2017

16/04/2018 - Congratulations to Catherine Corless in receiving the People of the Year Awards 2017 on the 15th April 2018 at the Mansion House in Dublin. 

After being honoured at the ceremony, Catherine Corless called for a full exhumation of the remains of hundreds of babies on the site of the former Tuam mother and baby home.

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