Sean Ross Abbey mother-baby home, Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland
These photos are provided courtesy of Brian Lockier. They represent the mid- to late-1950s at Sean Ross Abbey mother-baby home, part of the Sacred Heart Adoption Society network of homes, which included Bessboro', Cork and Castlepollard, Westmeath.

They also include recent photos taken by others, including Judy Campbell. Pay special note to the sad, drably-dressed mothers, equally sad-looking children and many infant and mother graves (often just marked with a first name). The only ones who appear happy in the photos are the nuns.

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