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    Forgive us our Trespasses: Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland

    Clark, Serena (2021) Forgive us our Trespasses: Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland. Visual Communication, 20 (1). pp. 124-133. ISSN 1470-3572

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    The Irish state and Catholic Church established Magdalene laundries and Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland. These institutions forcibly housed unwed women who became pregnant, the last of which closed in 1996. It is estimated that 35,000 women were forced into these institutions and 6,000 babies died in their care. In 2014, a mass grave of babies and children was found in the septic tank at Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway. The following year, a commission was created to investigate these establishments. This visual essay explores the stories of these women and their babies as well as the reaction of a shocked nation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Bon Secours; Catholic Church; Magdalene laundries; Mother and Baby Homes; Republic of Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 18653
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    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2024 09:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Visual Communication
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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