Interviewees sought for Magdalene Oral History Project

Researchers at the Women’s Studies Centre in the School of Social Justice at University College Dublin (UCD) are seeking interviewees for a Magdalene Oral History project which is funded by the Irish Research Council.

The main objective of this project is to contribute towards a better understanding of the Magdalene Laundry system through the first-hand accounts of those with direct or indirect experience of it.

Categories of interviewees sought:

  • Magdalene survivors
  • Relatives
  • Members of the Religious Orders
  • Regular visitors to the institutions
  • Anyone else who has a memory or experience to share

The project is operating under ethical approval from UCD’s College of Human Sciences to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all participants. When the project is completed, the interviews will be made available in redacted format through UCD Archives and will also be available on-line via the Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA).

The project is also gathering and archiving materials from the Justice for Magdalenes campaign and welcomes contributions from individuals who may have photographs, documents or other materials that they wish to donate to the archive.

Those interested in being interviewed can contact the project for further information at +353 (0)1-716-7804 or