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NUI Galway’s History Society An Cumann Staire will host a talk on Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes delivered by Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley next week.

Dr Buckley’s talk, which takes place next Wednesday 24 February at 6pm on Zoom, aims to inform on what exactly the homes were, how they were different from the Magdalene laundries, and what happened to those who came to the homes.

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley is an esteemed historian of gender, women and childhood in Ireland.

She is co-principal investigator of the Tuam Oral History Project, which aims to form a public archive of stories from survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.

“From Tuam to Thomastown, thousands of Irish woman and children passed through the mother and baby homes,” said Grace Carolan, Auditor of An Cumann Staire at NUI Galway.

“We hope this event will help us educate ourselves on what happened to those within them, so please join us for an engaging evening of information on a subject less spoken about.”

The Zoom event is free to attend and open to the public.

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