The Magdalene Laundries were founded in 1765, by Catholic nuns in Ireland, to house 'fallen women' and offer them security, guidance and direction in their lives. By the time the last laundry finally closed in 1996, there were many revelations from former inmates that whilst isolated from the outside world, they endured sexual, psychological and physical abuse in these 'asylums.' The women who worked in the Magdalene Laundries are still campaigning for justice today. This project considers all of the institutions. The book is a consolidation of the information collected throughout my journeys to and around the ten different laundries, which I hope will help inform people about these institutions and what the spaces have now become.
Naomi Goddard • Marton Gosztonyi • Phil Hather • Chris Hill • Jessica Manning • Cian Oba-Smith • Ameena Rojee • Sophie Teasdale • Charley Williams • Ross Williams • Dan Wye •