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Oral history with Magdalene Laundry survivor Pippa Flanagan* from the research project Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History. This interview is from the larger collection Magdalene Oral History collection that is archived at the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (see Related Materials). This anonymised transcript is freely available to the public. Please see rights statement.
During the interview the following are discussed: St. Bridget’s Industrial School for girls, Loughrea, Co. Galway; physical abuse; rape and sexual abuse; suicide and self harm; depression; punishment of child because mother could not pay for keep in industrial school; denial of contact with fellow survivors after release from laundry; alcoholism; marital breakdown; emigration; lack of birth certificate; Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB); difficulties with solicitors at RIRB; Magdalene Commission.