There are two Sinn Fein events on Sunday March 4th that commemorate those "Magdalene women" who are no longer with us.
I'm pleased that someone has organised this and hope it is well supported.Mari Tatlow Steed
A reminder for anyone in the Dublin or Galway areas on Sunday: there will be two memorial services in honor of the Magdalenes and International Women's Day. Sinn Fein is sponsoring 'Flowers for Magdalens', a ceremony to be held at Glasnevin Cemetery at the High Park, Gloucester/Sean MacDermott and Mecklenburgh Street Magdalene graves. Susan Lohan will be representing JFM at this event and making a presentation. Meet at the main entrance to Glasnevin at 2 p.m. Also, in Galway: our own Professor James Smith, along with Rachel Doyle (National-Womens Council-of Ireland), playwright/poet Patricia Burke Brogan and others, will hold a ceremony at the Bohermore Cemetery, also starting at 2 p.m. at the main cemetery entrance. These two solemn ceremonies will recognise all women who suffered in Magdalene Laundries, but most especially those who passed, largely unremembered by the public/history. If you have a few moments on Sunday and are in either area, take some time and help us keep their memory alive.