Transcripts and Audio Files

The Magdalene Oral History Project collected accounts from survivors who worked and lived in the Magdalene Laundries, as well as relatives, members of the Religious Orders, regular visitors and anyone else who had a story to tell that relates to these institutions. These are being made accessible to anyone who is interested in gaining an understanding of the Magdalene Laundries. The information collected may be used in a variety of ways by the people who access the collected stories and may form the basis for future essays, books, documentaries and creative artworks.

The oral history project operated with strict protocols and under ethical approval from UCD’s College of Human Sciences to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all participants. The interviews, transcripts and archival materials will be made available in redacted format through UCD Archives and the interviews and transcripts will also be available on-line via the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA). Please also feel free to scroll down to the links below if you would like to download transcripts, audio files and records from this website.

The archive of this project contains interviews from 84 interviews (from 97 interviewees), and these materials are gradually being made available. Please email us at if you would like to be notified when a new interview is uploaded.

 Click here to return to the Magdalene Oral History page.