John Kennedy

This Oral History was collected by Evelyn Glynn while researching for her MA at Limerick School of Art and Design and is also available to download from the Breaking the Rule of Silence website here. Full consent has been obtained from the interviewee for its inclusion in this archive.

Reference Code: MAGOHP/63
Oral History of: John Kennedy
Pseudonym? No
Status: Key Informant/Relative of Good Shepherd Sisters
Date of interview:  June 2011
Link to Transcript: MAGOHP63_John Kennedy
Link to Audio File(s): Not available
Link to Records/Papers: None donated
Interviewer:   Evelyn Glynn
Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry, Limerick; religious sisters; structure of Good Shepherd Order; Limerick Lace; haircutting as punishment; psychological abuse; history of Limerick laundry; ‘The Mount’ school (Sisters of Mercy), Limerick; St George’s orphanage/school; mothers and children living separately on same campus; women with intellectual disabilities being sent to laundry; institutionalisation; attitudes towards inscribing names on Magdalene graves; accidents; exhumations; names of institutions that sent laundry to be cleaned.

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