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Author O'Beirne, Kathy.

Title Kathy's story / Kathy O'Beirne
Published Pymble, NSW : Harper Collins, 2005

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Description 223 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Aodhan Madden -- Author's note -- Prologue -- 1. Daddy's girl -- 2. School from hell -- 3. A Christmas tear -- 4. Life inside a psychiatric hospital -- 5. Drugged to the eyeballs -- 6. Slaving in the Magdalen Laundry -- 7. My beautiful baby, Annie -- 8. Free at last? -- 9. The aftermath -- 10. Ireland's forgotten women -- 11. If we were nothing in life, we were worth even less in death -- 12. The continuing fight -- Epilogue. The reason why -- Appendix
Summary The infamous Magdalen Laundries operated for over eight decades. Thousands of young Irish girls were incarcerated in homes run by nuns and subjected to punishing work routines. Many were beaten and sexually abused. Kathy O'Bierne survived and has chosen to tell her story in the hope that she can help other victims
Notes "Inside the hell of Ireland's notorious Magdalen Sisters' laundries"--Cover
Bibliography Bibliography: page 223
Subject O'Beirne, Kathy.
Adult child abuse victims -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Biography.
Teenage girls -- Institutional care -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Biography.
Child abuse -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Laundry workers -- Ireland -- Biography.
Unmarried mothers -- Ireland -- Biography.
Institutional care -- Ireland.
Reformatories for women -- Ireland.
Adult child abuse victims -- Ireland -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Sheridan, Michael.
LC no. 2006373488
ISBN 0732282160