Shunned by society for her sins and offered no comfort for her pain, Bridget gave birth to a boy, John, who died at the home in a horrendous state of neglect less than two years later. In 1946, twenty-six-year-old bridget Dolan walked up the path to the front door of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Her second child was once again delivered into the care of the nuns and was taken from her, never to be seen or heard from again.
My Name is Bridget: The Untold Story of Bridget Dolan and the Tuam Mother and Baby Home #ad - She would go on to marry a wonderful man and have a daughter, Anna Corrigan, but it was only after Bridget’s death that Anna discovered she had two brothers her mother had never spoken about. Alone and pregnant, she was following in the footsteps of more than a century’s worth of lost souls.
The Magdalen Laundries: a novel inspired by true events#ad - Now, alongside many other "magdalens" - named for mary Magdalen - Maren must spend her days washing dirty linens, symbolically cleansing herself of her sins while repeating endless penance to a God that she soon comes to feel is no longer listening to her. Maren begins to awaken to feelings of love, when a hired farm hand catches her eye.
She felt a joy in her heart and knew that her journey to find peace had ended here, In Glasvenin cemetery. Jena C. Her innocent feelings lead her parish priest to commit her, without her family’s knowledge, to what were called the Magdalen Laundries. It doesn’t take place in the future, instead the sad pitiful events took place in Ireland, and other English-speaking countries, including America, for over 100 years.
There is hope in Christ, not despair. Author odgaard’s story is set in 1961 at a convent near Dublin. Recent reviews: if you began reading this book without seeing the cover or knowing what it was about, you would guess that you were reading a future dystopian fantasy about a horrific, oppressive torture prison.
The Magdalen Laundries: a novel inspired by true events #ad - However, you are not reading fantasy, you are reading a novel based on a true story. Only the presence of ceara, gives Maren strength to continue through abuse, humiliation, a young pregnant girl who befriends her inside the institution, beatings and near-starvation. Set in ireland in 1961, the magdalen laundries is based on the true stories from one of the most shameful chapters in Ireland's history, and tells of the redemptive power of faith, friendship and forgiveness.
New edition now includes pronunciation guide.
The Adoption Machine: The Dark History of Ireland's Mother & Baby Homes and the Inside Story of How 'Tuam 800' Became a Global ScandalMerrion Press #ad - Patrick’s and tuam, a dark shadow was cast by the collusion between Church and State in the systematic repression of women and the wilful neglect of illegitimate babies, resulting in the deaths of thousands. It was paul’s exhaustive research that widened the global media’s attention to all the homes and revealed Tuam as just the tip of the iceberg of the horrors that lay beneath.
It is a history from which there is no turning away. Interwoven throughout is Paul’s poignant and deeply personal journey of discovery as he attempts to find his own natural mother. The adoption machine exposes this dark history of Ireland’s shameful and secret past, and the efforts to bring it into the light.
From bessboro, castlepollard, and Sean Ross Abbey to St. What followed would rock the last vestiges of Catholic Ireland, enrage an increasingly secularised nation, and lead to a Commission of Inquiry. In the adoption machine, paul jude redmond, who himself was born in the Castlepollard Home, Chairperson of the Coalition of Mother and Baby Homes Survivors, candidly reveals the shocking history of one of the worst abuses of Church power since the foundation of the Irish State.
The Adoption Machine: The Dark History of Ireland's Mother & Baby Homes and the Inside Story of How 'Tuam 800' Became a Global Scandal #ad - The irish public woke to the horrific discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of most 800 babies in the ‘Angels’ Plot’ of Tuam’s Mother and Baby Home. A survivor’s lifelong quest for truth and justicemay 2014. He further reveals the vast profits generated by selling babies to wealthy adoptive parents, and details how infants were volunteered to a pharmaceutical company for drug trials without the consent of their natural mothers.
The Light In The WindowEbury Digital #ad - It was a place of secrets, lies and cruelty. What she witnessed there was to haunt her for the next fifty years. June's memoir tells the story of twelve women's experiences in this home and of the hardships they endured, but also the kindness she offered them, and the hope she was able to bring. Where they were denied any contact with the outside world; denied basic medical treatment and abused for their 'sins'; where, after the birth, they were forced into hard labour in the convent for three years.
I promised that i would one day write a book and tell the world about the home for unmarried mothers. But worst of all was that the young women were expected to raise their babies during these three years so that they could then be sold - given up for adoption in exchange for a donation to the nuns. Shocked by the nuns' inhumane treatment of the frightened young women, June risked her job to bring some light into their dark lives.
The Light In The Window #ad - I have at last kept my promise. In ireland, 1951, the young june goulding took up a position as midwife in a home for unmarried mothers run by the Sacred Heart nuns. A place where women picked grass by hand and tarred roads whilst heavily pregnant.
The Baby Snatchers: A young mother's desperate fight to escape the Sacred Heart nuns and keep her babyBlink Publishing #ad - She managed to escape only to later lose her beautiful daughter to social services and the meddling nuns. Babies were ripped out of their mother's hands, but Mary refused to let that happen to her. Who always managed to catch up with her. She dreamed of a happy life with her child, but that was shattered when she was sent away to Castlepollard - a home for mothers and their unborn babies.
Stripped of their clothes and forced into gruelling work whilst pregnant, those who survived childbirth were made to force-feed their children for adoption into wealthy families. You are nothing. Mary creighton was just 15 when she found herself pregnant out of wedlock, in 1960s Ireland. You've sowed the seed of Satan.
The Baby Snatchers: A young mother's desperate fight to escape the Sacred Heart nuns and keep her baby #ad - After spending time in an infamous magdalene Laundry, and having another two children snatched away, Mary sought to find her lost children, and demand answers for the atrocities committed supposedly in God's name. This is a haunting account of a mother's worst nightmare, as Mary continues to fight for justice for the mothers who suffered there and the babies of Castlepollard: hundreds of which died and are still buried in the grounds today.
The sunday times bestseller*'you're all fallen women.
The Magdalen GirlsKensington Books #ad - But as they will discover, the outside world has dangers too, especially for young women with soiled reputations. Told with candor, the magdalen girls is a masterfully written novel of life within the era’s notorious institutions—and an inspiring story of friendship, and vivid historical detail, compassion, hope, and unyielding courage.
Among them is sixteen-year-old Teagan Tiernan, sent by her family when her beauty provokes a lustful revelation from a young priest. Teagan soon befriends nora Craven, a new arrival who thought nothing could be worse than living in a squalid tenement flat. The mother superior, who has secrets of her own, Sister Anne, inflicts cruel, dehumanizing punishments—but always in the name of love.
The Magdalen Girls #ad - Within the gated grounds of the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption lies one of the city’s Magdalen Laundries. Finally, nora and teagan find an ally in the reclusive Lea, who helps them endure—and plot an escape. Once places of refuge, the laundries have evolved into grim workhouses. Most are ordinary girls whose only sin lies in being too pretty, too independent, or tempting the wrong man.
Stripped of their freedom and dignity, the girls are given new names and denied contact with the outside world. Dublin, 1962.
Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland's Baby Export BusinessNew Island Books #ad - The author, mike Milotte, has done his profession proud. The irish Times. For this updated and expanded edition the author has added previously untold personal stories from some of the ‘banished babies’ he met in the intervening period – stories that further illuminate the murky shadows of this official, but long-concealed child-export business.
Banished Babies: The Secret History of Ireland's Baby Export Business #ad - This updated and expanded edition also examines the irish state’s failure to fulfil promises - made in the wake of the book’s first appearance - to adequately facilitate search and reunion among the ‘banished babies’ and their natural parents. This book would make your blood boil… one of the finest pieces of journalism this reader has come across for many a day.
Mike milotte’s damning exposé of church-state collusion in banishing thousands of vulnerable ‘illegitimate’ children from Ireland in the 1950s and 60s was first published to critical acclaim in 1997, and quickly achieved iconic status.
Suffer The Little Children: The True Story Of An Abused Convent UpbringingOrion #ad - But the hope of rescue or escape never left her. Years later, frances would face her demons in court, bringing to account those who so viciously stole her youth. Little did they know the unimaginable cruelty they'd endure within its walls. Frances suffered horrifically at the hands of the Sisters: brutally beaten, worked like a slave, abused and molested, the convent regime stripped her of everything - education, innocence and childhood.
Suffer The Little Children: The True Story Of An Abused Convent Upbringing #ad - The heartbreaking yet inspiring account of a young girl who suffered at the hands of nuns in the Nazareth House Convent in Northern Ireland. Frances reilly and her sisters were abandoned by their mother outside Nazareth House Convent - a Belfast orphanage run by nuns. Suffer the little children is a gripping and moving story of one child's spirit of survival.
Little Drifters: Kathleen's StoryHarperCollins #ad - For all those i consider my brothers and sisters; the ones who died, the ones who drown their memories everyday in a bottle of whisky, the ones who lost their minds, I tell this for you. Because in the end we are all brothers and sisters – and if we don’t feel that bond of love between each other, just as human beings, then we are nothing.
But more than that, it is a story of courage, survival and the incredible strength of sibling bonds against overwhelming adversities. Out of terrible darkness comes a remarkable story. We are no better than the monsters that ran the convents. Based in ireland in the 1960s and 70s, Kathleen’s story is a story of extreme hardship, suffering and abuse.
Little Drifters: Kathleen's Story #ad - The harrowing true story of a travelling Irish family bonded by love, broken apart by life, and then betrayed by their carers in a cruel convent in Ireland. For those who we lost along the way, I tell this story. It is the story of 11 siblings, abandoned by their mother and torn from their father, incarcerated in convents and then driven apart in the cruellest ways imaginable; it is the story of their ruined childhoods and their fight for recompense.
For all the children who suffered in this terrible place. In the tradition of irish storytelling, Kathleen offers a mesmerising account of her family’s experience.
Sins of the Mother: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Woman's Struggle to Escape Her past and the Price Her Family PaidPan #ad - An epic and stirring story which shows that it is possible to overcome the worst start in life. Sunday Mirror. When she fell in love with Matt, who was fighting his own demons, they moved to England for a new start. Until, one day, irene had a phone call from Ireland that changed everything. In that harsh regime she was beaten and sexually assaulted.
But home life was still better than the time she spent in one of Dublin's industrial orphanages. Set to work in the nursery, she saw the nuns treat the babies with horrifying cruelty. As an adult those experiences haunted Irene. They wanted their daughter jennifer to have a better life, but in trying to protect her by hiding their past they only succeeded in pushing her away.
Sins of the Mother: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Woman's Struggle to Escape Her past and the Price Her Family Paid #ad - . Sins of the mother is a powerful and inspiring story of a family whose love was tested but never broken, who finally found the strength to heal the past. Irene kelly was brought up in poverty and abused by her mammy from an early age.
Childhood Interrupted: Growing up in an industrial schoolVirago #ad - A turning point in kate's life came when she applied to become a magistrate and realised that she had to confront her hidden personal history and make it public. The rape of eight-year-old kathleen by a neighbour had triggered their removal - the Irish authorities ruling that her mother must have been negligent.
She married and had a son. Fleeing her past again, kate worked as a governess in Paris and then returned to England where she trained as a beautician at Elizabeth Arden. But kate survived her traumatic childhood and escaped her past by leaving for England and then Australia when the British government offered a scheme to encourage settlement there.
Childhood Interrupted: Growing up in an industrial school #ad - This is her inspiring story. They were only allowed a strictly supervised visit once a year, until they were permitted to leave the harsh and cruel regime of the institution at the age of sixteen. In 1950, kathleen o'malley and her two sisters were legally abducted from their mother and placed in an industrial school ran by the Sisters of Mercy order of nuns, who also ran the notorious Magdalene Homes.