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Burial ground claim at old Grove hospital

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 9:55am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
Burial ground claim at old Grove hospital
Burial ground claim at old Grove hospital

PROGRESS on a new Mental Health Services facility at the old Bon Secours hospital in Tuam may be halted by a claim that there are infants buried on lands to the rear of the site.
Planning permission is currently being sought by the HSE for the complete transformation of the Grove Hospital building which will become a Mental Health Services Facility, Early Intervention and Disability Services Facility.
County planners are due to issue a decision on the application at the end of this month but a submission from an Oranmore resident is calling for a stop on any work pending a full and detailed archaeological assessment of the alleged burial site.

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