Memorial garden planned for Tuam babies

Victims to be honored by end of year

A memorial garden is being planned in commemoration of the 796 children buried in a mass grave in Tuam.

The garden is set to be located at the site of the children’s’ remains, and the historian who initially discovered the death records, Catherine Corless, is hopeful that the project will be completed by the end of the year.

The committee in charge of the undertaking is currently fundraising for the project and €35,000 has been collected so far. The garden was designed by interiors architect Melissa Hopkins, and the planned memorial wall will display the names of the children who died in the home between 1925 and 1961.