Mary Currington

Reference Code: MAGOHP/15
Oral History of: Mary Currington
Pseudonym? No
Status: Survivor
Date of interview:  23rd February 2013
Link to Transcript: MAGOHP15_Mary Currington
Link to Audio File(s): Destroyed on request
Link to Records/Papers: Not yet available
Interviewer:   Dr Sinéad Pembroke
Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry, Sundays Well; St Aidan’s Industrial School, New Ross; industrial school regime; County Homes; sexual abuse; physical abuse; sewing and needlework; Viyella; sales of Magdalene Laundry needlework; separation of siblings; institutionalisation; rebelliousness; escape attempts; Gardaí returning women and girls to laundries; transfer of religious sisters for questioning laundry/industrial school regime; public interaction with Magdalene women and girls; illegitimacy; post-natal experiences of unmarried women and girls; adoption; surveillance after leaving Magdalene Laundry; emigration; Residential Institutions Redress Board; long-term impact of sexual abuse; family reunion experiences; rejection; loss of identity; religious order as family; survivor reunions; shame; Magdalene Laundry finances; survivor groups; difficulties with solicitors.

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