Frances Walsh

Reference Code: MAGOHP/20/ANON
Oral History of: Frances Walsh
Pseudonym? Yes
Status: Survivor
Date of interview:  28th March 2013
Link to Transcript: MAGOHP20_ANON_Frances Walsh
Link to Audio File(s): Audio file destroyed on request
Link to Records/Papers: None available
Interviewer:   Dr Sinéad Pembroke
Sisters of Mercy Mount Carmel Industrial School, Moate, Co Westmeath; Residential Institutions Redress Board; self-education; Sisters of Mercy Magdalene Laundry, Dun Laoghaire; rebelliousness (in industrial school); Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB); Section 28 (6) of Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002; name changing in Industrial School; St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire; death and burial practices at Magdalene Laundries; separation from family due to Industrial School and Magdalene Laundry system; stigma of illegitimacy; interaction between laundry and hospital on same campus; positive experiences with religious sisters; religiosity; improvements in laundry conditions in later years; shame and stigma.

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