The Mother & Baby Homes of Ireland (#736)
In this week's episode we look at the way that unmarried mothers were treated in Ireland, especially in the period from the 1940s to the 1960s. Carina reads out two letters - one on the Magdalene Laundries and the other shares the story of one mother who never gave up on searching for her adopted son.
In this week’s episode we look at the way that unmarried mothers – and other “social undesirables” were treated in Ireland, especially in the period from the 1940s to the 1960s. Carina reads out two letters – one on the Magdalene Laundries and the other shares the story of one mother who never gave up on searching for her adopted son. This is quite a sombre episode – but I think you will find the overall message to be somewhat uplifting, see what you think!
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The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).
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Music Featured in this Show:
The following music was played in this show:
- “Magdalene Laundries” performed by Christy Moore.
- “The Magdalene Laundry” performed by Mary Coughlan.
- “This is to Mother You” performed by Sinéad O’Connor.
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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.