Nora Lynch

Reference Code: MAGOHP/39/ANON
Oral History of: Nora Lynch
Pseudonym? Yes
Status: Survivor
Date of interview:  24th July 2013
Link to Transcript: MAGOHP39_Nora Lynch_ANON
Link to Audio File(s): Not yet available
Link to Records/Papers: No records available, however the interviewee has kindly donated the medal referred to on page 32 of the transcript. The medal will be available to view in UCD Archives in due course. Click the thumbnails below to view images of the medal. Better quality photographs will be made available in the near future.


Interviewer:   Dr Sinéad Pembroke
 St Joseph’s Industrial School, Clifden, Co Galway; Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry, Sundays Well, Cork; brainwashing of auxiliaries; interviewee refused to answer to house name; rule of silence; rebelling and questioning laundry regime; manufacture of scapulars in laundry; manufacture of dresses for local retailers; process to become Child of Mary; hunger striking; auxiliaries as part of regime; stigma of laundry and illegitimacy; Residential Institutions Redress Board; separation of friendships and alliances in laundry; self-education.

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