In a statement on Friday, the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation said the remains were found in "at least 17 of the 20 underground chambers which were examined earlier this year".
It added: "These remains involved a number of individuals with age-at-death ranges from approximately 35 foetal weeks to two-three years."
The home operated from 1925 to 1961 and a number of the samples are likely to date from the 1950s, the commission said.
The commission said it is continuing its investigation into who was responsible for the disposal of human remains in this way and has asked that the relevant state authorities take responsibility for the appropriate treatment of the remains.
The coroner has been informed
The nuns who ran the home said last night:
The Bon Secours sisters are fully committed to the work of the Commission regarding the mother and baby home in Tuam. On the closing of the Home in 1961 all the records for the Home were returned to Galway County Council who are the owners and occupiers of the lands of the Home. We can therefore make no comment on today’s announcement, other than to confirm our continued cooperation with and support for the work of the Commission in seeking the truth about the home.
PAT SAYS: There have been many horrors in the distant and recent history of the Catholic Church all around the world and here in Ireland. But surely the BURIAL OF 700 - 800 BABIES in a SEPTIC TANK by NUNS is a new low?
Jesus said that anyone who hurt "ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES" should have a stone tied around their neck and be thrown into the sea. What would Jesus say should be done with nuns - virgins consecrated to Jesus Christ - disposing of the bodies of little babies in a tank meant for sewerage ! And these nuns and their Church tell us that our bodies are "TEMPLES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT". So it is okay for Temples of the Holy Spirit to be cast into human faeces
And even today there will be Catholic leaders trying to waffle their way out of what happened by talking about things like judging what happened according to the cultures of the time. SORRY ! DON'T GIVE US THAT TRIPE ! When, in the history of the world - not to mention the Church - was it acceptable to bury little babies in a sewerage tank? And if this was done by ISIS or some other barbaric organisation we would be rightly horrified. But this was done by so called Christians ! This was done by so called followers of Jesus Christ who held children up as primary examples of those belonging to the Kingdom of God ! This was done by Roman Catholic women who devoted themselves to the service of Christ through the service of others - especially the most vulnerable. And who could be more vulnerable than a new born baby?
You see the Tuam Baby Scandal is just ONE of the myriad of scandals engulfing the Roman Catholic Empire. But ANY ORGANISATION that has so little respect for the bodies of its little babies cannot be described as a "good" or "healthy" organisation in any sense. What happened to the TUAM BABIES and in other Catholic convents was in line with the kind of thing that happened in the NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS during the Second World War. We all regard the Nazi Regime as evil. What stops us thinking that the Roman Catholic Regime is not also evil ???