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    Call for inquiry into high mortality rates at mother and baby homes

    Mortality rates for three Sacred Heart mother and baby homes during (1944):

    Bessborough Sacred Heart mother & baby home, Co Cork 44.6 per cent,
    Sean Ross AbbeySacred Heart mother & baby home, Co. Tipperary 33.7 per cent
    Castlepollard Sacred Heart mother and baby home, Co. Westmeath 9.1 per cent
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    Sales Reps of the Month- Castlepollard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiel View Post
    Well you are luckier than me.

    I am excluded from starting a discussion in all except feedback.

    Anyway keep up the good work.

    Shiel,

    Thank you. I had the thread up in a few minutes of being excluded from my own Feedback Vote for Starry the People's Mod thread. I will remain Starry, the People's Mod.

    How long are you banned from starting threads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryPlough01 View Post
    Shiel,

    Thank you. I had the thread up in a few minutes of being excluded from my own Feedback Vote for Starry the People's Mod thread. I will remain Starry, the People's Mod.

    How long are you banned from starting threads?
    God I do not know.

    It is a good while.

    My 'friends' here think it is funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryPlough01 View Post
    Shiel,

    Thank you. I had the thread up in a few minutes of being excluded from my own Feedback Vote for Starry the People's Mod thread. I will remain Starry, the People's Mod.

    How long are you banned from starting threads?
    Is there a reason why you keep saying this, when it simply isn't true?
    You didn't get a message saying you had been, afaiaa, and you're not banned from it, nor have you ever been.
    (I checked).

    More making stuff up perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by petaljam View Post
    Is there a reason why you keep saying this, when it simply isn't true?
    You didn't get a message saying you had been, afaiaa, and you're not banned from it, nor have you ever been.
    (I checked).

    More making stuff up perhaps?
    Ah starry you are an insider.

    No message for me telling me I am not banned.

    I am feeling unwanted.

    Anyway starry keep up the good work.
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    Mary Joyce has been searching for her Aunt Carmel for 36 years. Her aunt was 17 years old when she first came to this bleak place - St Peter's, Manor House, Castlepollard Mother and Baby Hospital (situated on the outskirts of Castlepollard), Co Westmeath:

    https://www.rte.ie/news/special-repo...nd-baby-homes/

    The baby plot in the cemetery here was located at the back of the Manor House and the maternity hospital - a good distance from the the road but, … there's some doubt about the scale of the deaths that occurred here and a crucial lack of concrete evidence of where the young infants were actually laid to rest.

    ….

    She says she is entitled to know if her aunt is alive and - by law - she feels it is certain that she is also entitled to know where her baby cousin is buried.
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    http://www.lenus.ie/hse/bitstream/10...sisNov2012.pdf

    St. Peter’s Centre, which was purchased by the Midland Health Board in the early 1970’s, is situated on the outskirts of the village of Castlepollard; set in its own grounds it comprises a main hospital building, a period manor house and a six-bedded chalet. The period manor house was the former home of the Pollard family who resided there from 1716 to 1914. The house was vacant for twenty two years until 1936 when the Sisters of Charity of the Sacred Heart purchased the property and added the main hospital building and a small fever hospital (now the Health Centre). The Sisters of Charity of the Sacred Heart ran an orphanage and a home for unmarried mothers. This provision ceased in the early 1970’s.
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    Shocking..

    More on Mary Joyce's aunt ...

    Mary Frances Joyce has been searching 35 years for information on the whereabouts of her aunt Mary Carmel Donegan and her aunt's two months old infant baby's grave:


    Mother and baby scandal could hit every family in Ireland - Irish Mirror Online

    Mary’s cousin was born at Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, one of the largest mother-and-baby homes in the country on October 4, 1950.

    She died just over two months later but there is no burial record for her.

    ….

    Her mother, my aunt Mary Carmel Donegan was a minor at that stage. She was nearly 17-years-old, she had been raped and that’s how she ended up in Castlepollard. ....
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    If the Commission had an investigation of St Peter's, Castlepollard, Co Westmeath Mother and Baby Home in their remit, they might have discovered evidence on the cold case of missing 17 year old Mary Carmel Donegan.


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