Belonging: A Memoir of Place, Beginnings and One Woman’s Search for Truth and Justice for the Tuam Babies

by Catherine Corless


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Published by Hachette Books, Dublin in 2021.

Condition Good paperback, slightly creased spine.

Catherine Corless could not have known where her interest in local history would lead her as she began researching the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway in 2010. Uncovering no less than 796 missing burial records of children born there, the stark truth of their place of rest became clear: a disused sewage tank on the old home site, where two boys had once stumbled upon bones.

But who were these lost children, and what had happened to them in the care of the Bons Secours order of nuns?

Determined to know more, Catherine’s painstaking research led to a quest for justice that continues still, as, often against fierce resistance, she brought to light a terrible truth that shocked the world, impacted the Vatican and led to a Commission of Investigation in Ireland.