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The Mother & Baby Homes of Ireland (#736)
Episode 3622nd September 2022 • The Letter from Ireland Podcast • Mike Collins
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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!