Magdalene Oral History collection interview MAGOHP66 with Pat O'Byrne

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 G

Emigration | Institutionalisation | Mother and baby homes

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Magdalene Oral History collection interview MAGOHP61 with Trevor Heaney

Oral history interview with key informant Trevor Heaney from the research project Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History. Trevor was employed in the Good Shepherd Laundry in the mid-1970s as a maintenance man. Through his work he got to know many of the wo

Mother and baby homes | Illegitimate births | Magdalene laundries

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Magdalene Oral History collection interview MAGOHP58 with Paul O'Shaughnessy

Oral history interview with key informant Paul O’Shaughnessy from the research project Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History. Paul is a caretaker in Limerick School of Art and Design. Here he describes his memories and impressions of the building when th

Mother and baby homes | Illegitimate births | Magdalene laundries

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Magdalene Oral History collection interview MAGOHP59 with Michael Cowhey

Oral history interview with key informant Michael Cowhey from the research project Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History. Michael was a pupil in the Crescent College in Limerick. Each Christmas the pupils performed an opera for the Good Shepherd residents

Mother and baby homes | Illegitimate births | Magdalene laundries

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Magdalene Oral History collection interview MAGOHP64 with Mary O'Mara

Oral history interview with key informant Mary O’Mara from the research project Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History. Mary O'Mara lives in Clare Street and for many years was a Girl Guide Leader. Through this work she came in contact with children from t

Adoption | Institutionalisation | Mother and baby homes

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