CHAPTER 8: BRINGING UP THE DEAD: BURIALS AND LAND DEALS AT HIGH PARK

164n10 (235) – Sr Ethna McDermott, letter to Claire McGettrick, 28 January 2020.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/164n10-235.pdf.

165n14 (235) – Dr Jacinta Prunty, letter to Dave Corcoran, Assistant Principal, DoEnv, 27 August 2010.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/165n14-235_Prunty-Report.pdf

166n20 (236) – Circular Letter ENV 3/89, Jack Killane to each sanitary authority, ‘Re: Exhumation Licences’, 8 February 1989.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/166n20-236_DOE-Circular-Letter.-ENV-389.pdf.

Circular Letter ENV 11/90, Jack Killane to each sanitary authority, ‘Re: Applications for Exhumation Licences’, 5 October 1990.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/166n20-236.pdf

167n35 (236) – Sr Ann Marie Ryan, letter, ‘Re: Grave ground at St Mary’s, High Park, Drumcondra, Dublin’, 9 July 1992.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/167n35-236.pdf

168n37 (236) – Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, letter to Anne Clarke, DoEnv, ‘Re: Exhumation licence for grave ground at High Park Convent’, 28 January 1993.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/168n37-236.pdf

168n38 (236) – Collins, letter, 28 January 1993, Ibid.; Joseph McDonnell, General Register Office, letter to Graham Hanlon, Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, 14 January 1993.

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168n41 (236) – DoEnv, Local Services Section, Draft letter to Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, ‘Re: Exhumation Licence for Grave Ground at High Park Convent’, April 1993.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/168n41-236.pdf

168n42 (236) – Handwritten note on DoEnv internal memorandum, Local Services Section to Assistant Secretary Cullen, 29 April 1993.

URL:  http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/168n42-236_DOE_Internal-Memo-19-April-1993.pdf

168n43 (237) – David Dalton, letter to Claire McGettrick, ‘Re: FOI request FOI-2015-309’, 9 November 2015.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/168n43-237.pdf

168n44 (237) – Handwritten note, DoEnv internal memorandum, 29 April 1993. (See n42)

168n45 (237) – Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, letter to the DoEnv, ‘Exhumation Licence for Grave Ground at High Park Convent’, 12 May 1993.

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168n46 (237) – Ministerial Order for the Exhumation of the Remains of the Deceased Persons Listed in the Schedule, Ref LSS 66/29/93, 25 May 1993.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/168n46-237-First-Exhumation-Licence.pdf

168n47 (237) – Mary Lee, Environmental Health Officer, letter to Graham Hanlon, Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, ‘Proposed exhumations at St Mary’s Private Graveyard, High Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 9’, 9 June 1993.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/168n47-237.pdf

168n48 (237) – Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, letter to Patrick Massey Funeral Directors, ‘Re: Exhumation of 133 Bodies at Grave Ground, High Park Convent, Drumcondra’, Mary Raftery Archive, 16 June 1993.

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169n49 (237) – Patrick Massey, letter to Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, ‘Re: Exhumation of 133 Bodies at Grave Ground, High Park Convent, Drumcondra’, Mary Raftery Archive, 13 July 1993.

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169n50 (237) – Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, letter to Patrick Massey Funeral Directors, ‘Re: Exhumation of 133 Bodies at Grave Ground, High Park Convent, Drumcondra’, Mary Raftery Archive, 11 August 1993.

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169n52 (237) – Mary Raftery, letter to Sr Ann Marie Ryan, Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge, 14 April 2003.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/169n52-237.pdf.

Sr Ann Marie Ryan to Mary Raftery, ‘Statement for Mary Rafferty [sic]’, n.d., circa August 2003.

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169n53 (237) – Mary Lee, letter, 14 September 1993.

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169n55 (237) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

169n57 (237) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

169n59 (237) – Mary Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, letter to the DoEnv, ‘Exhumation Licence for Grave Ground at High Park Convent’, 30 August 1993.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/169n59-237.pdf

170n60 (237) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

170n62 (237) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

170n63 (237) – Collins, letter, 30 August 1993. See n59.

170n64 (237) – Collins, letter, 30 August 1993. See n59.

170n65 (237) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

170n66 (237) – Collins, letter, 30 August 1993. See n59.

170n67 (238) – Eugene F. Collins Solicitors, draft letter to Colm Keenan and Jim Lillis, DoEnv, ‘Re: Exhumation Licence for Grave Ground at High Park Convent’, 27 August 1993.

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170n68 (238)Ministerial Order Granting a Licence for the Exhumation of All Remains at St Mary’s Private Graveyard, High Park, LSS 66/29/93, 31 August 1993. 

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170n69 (238) – Mary Lee, letter 14 September 1993. See n53.

171n72 (238) – Ann Marie Ryan, letter, 9 July 1992, Ibid., 167n35 (236); DoEnv file note, Anne Clarke, 30 March 1993.

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171n75 (238) – Patrick Massey, Funeral Directors, to Sr Ann Marie Ryan, Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, Mary Raftery Archive, 9 September 1993.

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171n76 (238) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53. See also: Mary Raftery Archive_Masseys to OLC_01-09-1993

171n77 (238) – Patrick Massey, letter, 9 September 1993.

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Eugene F. Collins, letter to Patrick Massey Funeral Directors, ‘Re: Exhumations at High Park’, Mary Raftery Archive, 1 November 1993.

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172n85 (238) – Collins, letter, 12 May 1993. See n45.

173n88 (238) – Frank Brehany, email to Claire McGettrick, ‘Message from Frank Brehany’, 5 June 2020, 12:52pm. Correspondence on file with the authors until 2022.

174n104 (239) – Sample Exhumation Licence Application, Mary Raftery Archive. 

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/174n104-239-Mary-Raftery-Archive_Sample-Exhumation-Licence-Application-Form.pdf

174n105(239)DoEnv, internal notes regarding Mary Raftery, query, n.d., circa March 2003. 

URL: 174n105(239) DOE Internal Notes re Mary Raftery Query

174n106 (239) – Margaret Killeen, email, ‘Re: Fwd: More Queries’, 28 March 2003, 10:22am.

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Eugene F. Collins, letter 12 May 1993. See n45.

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175n107 (239) – Raftery, ‘Restoring Dignity to Magdalens’ DED, Written Answers: Unregistered deaths, Finian McGrath to Martin Cullen, Question: 1259, 30 September 2003.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/175n107-239.pdf.

Eugene F. Collins, letter 30 August 1993. See n59.

175n108 (239) – Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy, letter to Sean Aylward, Secretary General, Department of Fachtna Murphy, 19 May 2010.

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175n109 (239) – G. Blake, Chief Superintendent, Legal Section, Garda Headquarters, letter to Betty Moriarty, Assistant Principal, ‘Re: Exhumation licence: Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge’, 2 September 2003.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/175n109-239.pdf.

DoEnv, Internal file note re visit of An Garda Síochána, 24 September 2003.

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Fachtna Murphy, letter, 19 May 2010. See n108.

175n110 (239) – DoJ Memorandum, 13 June 2011. 

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/175n110-239-DoJ-Memo-June-2011.pdf

175n111 (239) – Sean Aylward, letter to Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy, 16 November 2009.

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175n112 (239-40) – Murphy, letter, 19 May 2010. See n108.

175n113 (239-40) – Collins, letter, 12 May 1993. See n45. Murphy, letter, 19 May 2010. See n108.

175n114 (240) – Murphy, letter, 19 May 2010. See n108.

Mr James Martin, Assistant Secretary, DoJ, letter to Prof. James Smith, Associate Professor, Boston College, 25 June 2010.

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175n118 (240) – Dave Corcoran, letter to Sr Teresa Burke, 19 August 2010.

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175n119 (240) – Corcoran, letter, 19 August 2010. See n118. Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

175n120 (240) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

175n121 (240) – Jimmy Martin, letter to Fachtna Murphy, ‘Re: Magdalen Laundry issues – IHRC report Issued Today’, 10 November 2010.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/175n121-240.pdf

175n123 (240) – Martin, letter, 10 November 2010. See n121.

176n124 (240) – Martin Callinan, Garda Commissioner, letter to Jimmy Martin, ‘Re Investigation in respect of bodies exhumed in 1993 from the site of a former Magdalene Laundry at High Park, Drumcondra’, 2 February 2011.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/176n124-240.pdf

176n125 (240) – Assistant Garda Commissioner Derek Byrne, letter to Jimmy Martin, Assistant Secretary General, DoJ, ‘Magdalen Institutions. – St Mary’s High Park, Drumcondra, Dublin – Exhumation of bodies in 1993’, 16 October 2012.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/176n125-240.pdf

176n126 (240) – Murphy, letter, 19 May 2010. See n108.

176n128 (240) – IDC Report, Chapter 16, Para 112, p. 812 citing Letter to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government dated 27 August 2010.See n14.

176n129 (240) – Corcoran, letter, 19 August 2010. See n118.  Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

176n130 (240) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

177n132 (240) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

177n133 (240) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

177n135 (241) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

177n136 (241) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

177n137 (241) – Mary Raftery, letter, 14 April 2003.

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Mary Raftery, Application for cremation of Edith H., Mary Raftery Archive, 1 September 1993.

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177n138 (241) – Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. Handwritten list, ‘Names of other women buried in St Mary’s’, Mary Raftery Archive, August to September 1993. 

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/177n138-241-Mary-Raftery-Archive_Handwritten-list-of-other-women.pdf

177n140 (241) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

178n141 (241) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010 . See n14.

178n143 (241) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

178n145 (241) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

178n146 (241) – Collins, letter, 12 May 1993. See n45.

179n152 (241) – Prunty, letter, 27 August 2010. See n14.

179n153 (241) – Kathleen Fahey, letter to Frank Brehany, ‘Re: Request for records of deceased person, Mary Brehany (RIP)’, 3 December 2019. Correspondence on file with the authors until 2022.

180n156 (241) – Lee, letter, 14 September 1993. See n53.

180n160 (241) – John Orme, letter to Claire McGettrick, ‘Re: Our Reference: DRCD-FOI-2020-0032’, 12 August 2020.

URL: http://jfmresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/180n160-241.pdf

181n161 (241) – Marie Ryan, letter to Claire McGettrick, ‘Re: FOI Request on the HSE Policy Concerning Exhumations’, 4 August 2020.

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