Catherine Whelan

Reference Code: MAGOHP/69
Oral History of: Catherine Whelan
Pseudonym? No
Status: Survivor
Date of interview:  20th May 2015
Link to Transcript: MAGOHP69
Link to Audio File(s): Not yet available
Link to Records/Papers: MAGOHP69_RIRB Narrative

MAGOHP69_RIRB Correspondence

MAGOHP69_Narrative of RIRB Experience

MAGOHP69_Prof James Smith Correspondence

Interviewer:   Prof James Smith
Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry, New Ross, Co Wexford; food deprivation; haircutting; beatings; solitary confinement with no food, water or toilet facilities; humiliation; lesbian relationships between older women in laundry; consecrated Magdalenes (auxiliaries) as part of regime; Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB); Magdalene ex gratia scheme; difficulties with solicitors at RIRB; religiosity; healthcare for Magdalene survivors.

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