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A special project to remember the Magdalene Laundry women will be undertaken as part of the renovations of the convent building in Forster Street.
New drama yet again graces the Town Hall studio next week when A Room With No View receives its premiere. Comprising two one-act plays with an interweaving story line, A Room With No View highlights the misunderstood condition of mental illness in Irish society.
IT IS difficult for an increasing section of the Irish population to visualise the utter power wielded by the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland prior to the mid-sixties. The law of the State was dictated, not by the taoiseach and ministers in Dáil Éireann, but by the bishops and priests from the pulpit.
A statutory inquiry into all mother and baby homes must have “full powers” to compel witnesses and secure documentary evidence, particularly against religious orders, that is according to Justice for the Tuam Babies.
Funding of more than €1 million has been secured for a new women’s refuge in Forster Street on the site of a former Magdalene Laundry.
GALWAY THEATREGOERS are in for a treat next week with a new staging of Patricia Burke Brogan’s Eclipsed from Mephisto Theatre Company.
The Magdalen Asylum in Galway was founded in 1824 by a private person, Ms Lynch, and was managed by a society known as the Association of Ladies of the Saint Magdalen Society. At the request of the founder, the Sisters of Mercy became responsible for the operation of the institution following her death in 1845. The laundry and living quarters were separate from the convent/mother house in Galway. The living quarters included three dormitories, a kitchen, dining room, infirmary, recreation room, and a chapel. There was also a farm across the road.
THE DIFFERING reactions to the Magdalene Laundries over the years have been mirrored in the responses to Patricia Burke Brogan’s Eclipsed, which will have a staged reading in Galway next week.
A memorial vigil in honour of the women who were in the Mercy Magdalene Laundry in Galway city takes place this Sunday.
The grave for Magdalene women in Bohermore Cemetery must have the names of those buried in it inscribed on the headstone, to at least provide some posthumous dignity to the deceased.