Catherine Corless had the audience on their feet and viewers in the palm of her hand after her appearance on The Late Late Show last night.
historian talked passionately about her extensive research into the
remains of 700+ children in a sewer system on a Tuam site, beside a
mother and baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns.
intense pressure, Corless spoke about how glad she was the truth has
finally been revealed as initially the remains were believed to be of
She then went on to talk about how she
believes there are many mass graves around Ireland near what once were
mother and baby homes.
After a number of the invited
guests shared their personal experiences with mother and baby homes, an
emotional Ryan wrapped up the interview.
This led to the studio audience giving Corless a huge standing ovation, something Ryan hadn’t seen in a “long time”
Viewers at home took to Twitter to praise the historian and deemed her an Irish heroine.