Dr Jennifer O'Mahoney & Dr Kate McCarthy
This pack uses the former Magdalene Laundry in Waterford as a case study for students and the public to explore their local culture and heritage through a set of research-informed, multi-media resources.
The activities in this pack are designed to start a difficult conversation about the history of the former Magdalene Laundry in Waterford. To structure our conversation, this pack is divided into four parts or themes: setting the space, reflecting on history, physical sites of history, and responding to history. Each theme is guided by core questions and encourages you to engage with key concepts. The activities in each section are designed as opportunities for you to discuss, consider, question, reflect on and respond to the experience of women in the Waterford Laundry.