The Irish Independent reported that a Magdalene memories project had been launched by people from the New Ross area, who invited other Survivors of Irish institutional care to share their experiences and memories. Funded by the Heritage Council, the Waterford Memories Project is recording Ireland’s cultural heritage to provide a platform for further analysis of Irish history.
The project records and archives personal stories of life before, during and after their time in the industrial schools and laundries located in Waterford and The Good Shepherd Laundry in New Ross.
Reporting on the project, Dr Jennifer Yeager, psychology lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology said:
‘Preserving accounts of the experiences of survivors of Magdalene Laundries has massive implications for our heritage.’
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