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Exploring Waterford’s Magdalene Heritage

31st Jul 2019
to 31st Dec 2019

Age Range
13 - 17

Waterford Institute of Technology

College Street Campus Waterford Institute of Technology
X91 Y074

This project aims to develop a set of cultural and heritage-informed resources, focused on the social history, cultural and built heritage of Waterford’s former Magdalene Laundry and Industrial School.  A 1-day symposium will bring together stakeholders to deliberate about the format and content of these multi-media resources.  The group will consider best practice methodologies in history and arts education.  Based on the symposium, a set of resources will be created consisting of readings, a facilitator manual (detailing reflective activities), and AV/Audio material.  The resources will be free and publicly available from the Waterford Memories Project website (  As the resources will be made freely available online, members of the public can be facilitated and empowered to engage with the resources and to become active and ongoing participants in this process.  Acknowledging the import of Waterford’s former laundry and industrial school to informing our shared heritage as Irish citizens is paramount in this project.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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