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Magdalene Laundries

Finding a Lost Son

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The film takes artistic license, but the key details are true: Philomena, 50 years after her 3-year-old son Anthony was taken from her at the Sean Ross Abbey outside the Tipperary town of Roscrea, breaks down and tells her other children the long-kept secret about the older brother they never knew.

Infinite Variety Productions: Shedding Light on Untold Women's Stories

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 05.31.2013 | Impact
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

Infinite Variety Productions (IVP) is a female-focused, not-for-profit theater company whose production of Eclipsed by Patricia Burke-Brogan is based on Brogan's experience as a novice nun in one of the Magdalene Laundries in the 1960s.

Calls for Justice for Ireland's Magdalene Women

Frieda Klotz | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Frieda Klotz

Magdalene Laundries were penitential institutions for Irish girls who made mistakes. Often young women were sent to them by their families or by police. Census records show that these stays could last for anything from a couple of years to 70 years.