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Ireland's Magdalen Laundries and the Nation's Architecture of Containment
by James M. Smith (Notre Dame Press)

VideoSex in a Cold Climate
1997 Steve Humphriesdocumentary featuring testimony of four Magdalene survivors. This documentary served as the basis of Peter Mullan's 2002 The Magdalene Sisters. In five parts on YouTube, and also part of the bonus video on The Magdalene Sisters DVD.

YouTubeSong in tribute to Magdalene survivors by Patrick Soraghan Dwyer.

Real AudioRTÉ Morning Ireland
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin discusses Magdalene survivors in radio interview, 5 May, 2011 (begins at about 13:37 mark).

Real AudioRTÉ Radio 'Where You There?'
Magdalene survivor Mary Smith speaks to "Where You There?' on Easter Sunday

Real AudioRTÉ Radio Drivetime interview, 26 April, 2011, with JFM advisory committee member James Smith on the recent Irish Times article indicating a government decision would be made soon on the IHRC recommendations
(Interview begins at about 1:09:30 mark. Requires Real audioplayer)

VideoThe Irish Times' Patsy McGarry, Boston College lecture, 'Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: An Irish Disease and/or Global Phenomenon', March 24, 2011
(44 minutes)

VideoJFM committee director Mari Steed in 24 January 2011 episode of RTÉ's Would You Believe?
(35 minutes)

Real AudioRTÉ Radio Drivetime interview, 21 August, 2010, with JFM committee director Mari Steed on vaccine trials conducted at Irish mother-and-baby homes
(Interview begins at about 1:06:45 mark. Requires Real audioplayer)

MP3 AudioProfessor James Smith on Radio Kerry, 13 July 2010

Origins of the Magdalene Laundries: An Analytical History
by Rebecca Lea McCarthy (McFarland and Company, Inc.)

JFM committee member Mari Steed and Cork filmmaker Steven O'Riordan (The Forgotten Maggies) on Irish Radio Network NY, 1 October, 2009

Netherlands Radioatelier radio documentary by journalist Ruth Hopkins
(Transcript of Radioatelier documentary)

U.S. Artist Cheryl Parry's beautiful The Magdalene Laundry (2007) exhibit

Before Roe v. Wade Ruling, Tragedy Wasn't Only for Those Who Died

Paddy's God Squad—States of Fear and Other Collected Articles/Links

Last Days of a Laundry
by Gary Culliton

Peter Mullan's Award-winning Film: 'The Magdalene Sisters'

Glasgow, Scotland Library Acquisition
Glasgow Magdalene Institution 5th Annual Report, 1865

Reviewed Movies
In-depth review of 'The Magdalene Sisters', well-researched and resourced.

The Magdalene Laundry
CBS News Sunday Morning review Mullan's film and explores the subject of the laundries.

The Internet Encyclopedia
Online reference source on the Magdalene Laundries

A Very Irish Sort of Hell
5 April 2003 Interview with Mary Norris in the Sunday Telegraph

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
American Sisters of Mercy address questions relative to the Laundries on their website.

Review of 'The Magdalene Sisters' and comprehensive discussion on the Laundries.

Catholics for Choice Website
Catholics for Choice Review of 'The Magdalene Sisters' and comprehensive discussion on the Laundries.

The Magdalene Sisters: Women's Oppression and the Irish Clericalist State
Reprinted from Women and Revolution pages of Workers Vanguard No. 804, 23 May 2003.


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