Hi All, I am at present conducting a feasability study on the possibility of conducting research probably to Phd level on the old workhouse in Tuam County Galway Ireland. In researching this topic I stumbled across this site and the forum discussion. I am basically at present just looking at groundwork to assess if the project can be completed etc. My own background, is that i am a native of Tuam and was actually raised on the Athenry Road( just up the road from the workhose site, which was known locally as 'the home') I am presently finishing a masters degree in sociology at the University of Limerick and hence my interest in the social history. My main aim here is to get information on the period when the 'home' was been used as a childrens home.(orphanage). As well as trying to get information from official sources I am also interested to hear from people who have some connections to the 'home', Any information that people can give me will be greatly appreciated. Questions that I have are
Who managed and ran the 'home'?
For how many years was it used as a childrens home etc As I said any information , no matter how trivial you may think it may be can be extremely useful, all is used to build a bigger picture! Many in society never get to tell their story, lets change that!
p.s email address etc available on request