On this  Sunday (May 29th ) a Mayo man will make his fifth  climb this year of Croagh Patrick, in memory of the number of babies that died in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in 1952, the year he entered the home.

Seosamh O’Maolchroin who lives in Aughower, spent the first seven years of his life in the Tuam home and over those years a total of 41 infants died at the facility.

The remains of 796 unnamed babies and young children in sewerage pipes on the site of the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, discovered many years ago now, have yet to be exhumed.

Seosamh will climb the Reek seven times this year to mark and remember the seven babies that lost their lives in the Tuam home in 1952. On Sunady he is climbing for Patrick Naughton, of Camus Oughterard who died in the home in May of 1952, just 12 days old.

Everyone is invited to take part, and to date many people have been accompanying Seosamh on his climbs. He made his fourth climb last month.

The group will gather 10.30am on Sunday morning in the car park at Murrisk for the fifth ascent. The climb gets underway at 11am

 

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