On this Saturday (April 30th) a seventy year old Mayo man will make his fourth climb this year of Croagh Patrick, in memory of the number of babies that died in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in 1952, the year he entered the home.
Seosamh O’Maolchroin who lives in Aughower, spent the first seven years of his life in the Tuam home and over those years a total of 41 infants died at the facility.
Seosamh will climb the Reek seven times this year to mark and remember the seven babies that lost their lives in the Tuam home in 1952.
He is keen to see them all remembered and is inviting any other survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home that can, to join him on Saturday’s hike.
Everyone is invited to take part, and many people have been accompanying Seosamh on his climbs to date. He made his third climb on Easter Sunday.
The group will gather 10.30am on Saturday morning, Mayo Day, in the car park at Murrisk for the fourth ascent. The climb gets underway at 11am