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Oral history interview with key informant Pat O’Byrne from the research project Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History. Pat grew up in a large family and lived close to the Good Shepherd Institution. As a child during the late 1960s he served Mass in the Good Shepherd church where the women and children went to Mass every morning. Later, when in secondary school, he had summer job working in the laundry in the delivery section. Here Pat shares his childhood memories of serving Mass, the women, and his time spent delivering laundry.
This interview is from the larger collection Magdalene Oral History collection that is archived at the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (see Related Materials) and is freely available to the public. Please see rights statement.
During the interview the following are discussed: Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry, Limerick; recollections of Limerick laundry during 1960s; institutionalisation.