Dun Laoghaire

The Magdalene Laundry which was located at Dun Laoghaire has its origins in Bow Street, where it was founded in 1790. The institution relocated to Dun Laoghaire in 1880, and while it was run by the Sisters of Mercy, the McAleese Report is unclear on when the order took over. The institution closed in 1963 (Source: McAleese Report).

According to the McAleese Report,  21 women who died at the Dun Laoghaire laundry are buried at Deansgrange Cemetery in Dublin. To date, using census records, we have managed to find just one location at Deansgrange, where Jane E. is buried. As is evident from the photograph below, Jane’s grave is unmarked. Our work continues in locating the other women who died at Dun Laoghaire.