Remember, Respect & Record
The Magdalen Women of Galway
Remembering the women who lived and worked in the Magdalen Laundry of Galway
In November 2018, COPE Galway launched the booklet ‘Remember Respect & Record – The Magdalen Women of Galway‘, a tribute to the women who lived and worked in the Magdalen Laundry in Galway.
The booklet shares the stories of some of the Magdalen Women of Galway. It includes contributions from people in Galway, four personal accounts by people associated with the Laundry and the records of 80 women who are buried either in graves at the site or in Bohermore Cemetery.
There are many more women who lived and worked in the Galway Laundry – this booklet is a memorial to all of them.
We are very mindful of, and respect the history of the Magdalen Laundries in Galway and Ireland and we are conscious that the associations with the Laundry are painful and still very much a part of people’s lives.
This project to Remember, Respect and Record is our way of paying tribute to this history.
Modh Eile House – Another Way
In May 2020, our Domestic Abuse Service moved into the former convent building, which has been redeveloped into Modh Eile House – a new, much improved domestic abuse refuge and service for women and children in Galway.