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|Honour for historian who uncovered Tuam Mother and Baby Home mass grave story|
October 26 2017
The volunteer historian who uncovered details of a mass grave at the former Mother and Baby Home in Tuam has been honoured as a "fearless campaigner for human rights".
Catherine Corless was awarded the Bar of Ireland's Human Rights Award in Dublin on Thursday evening.
Ms Corless said she hoped the award would help give more survivors of mother and baby homes the strength to come forward to tell their story.
In 2013 Ms Corless discovered official records showing that 798 infants and children had died at the home in Tuam.
In March, a Commission of Investigation announced that it had found "a significant number of human remains" on the site of the home which had been run until the early 1960s by the Bon Secours Sisters.
Ms Corless believes most of the 798 infants and children are buried on the site, part of which had a local authority estate built on it in the 1970s.
Ms Corless said she was "truly honoured" to receive The Bar of Ireland Human Rights Award.
"My work campaigning on behalf of the survivors of mother and baby homes continues and I hope that this special award will give even more survivors the strength to come forward to tell their story," she said.
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