Tuam to welcome group of German runners
Six-day trek across six countries in memory of Home Babies
TUAM people are being urged to come out to support a group of German runners who are due to arrive at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site next Tuesday, after a mammoth six-day trek across six countries in memory of the 796 children who died there.
The group, led by John McGurk, will leave Osnabruck Town Hall in Germany tomorrow morning (Thursday) and embark upon the first leg of their journey to Amsterdam, where they will board a ferry to north East England.
From Newcastle, the group will run north to Lanarkshire in Scotland, where they will lay a wreath to remember those buried at a mass grave in St Mary’s graveyard in the town.
At least 400 children who were residents of a care home run by Catholic nuns, that closed in 1981, are believed to be buried there, according to an investigation by BBC News in 2017.
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