Navigation

Girl in the Tunnel: My Story of Love and Loss as a Survivor of the Magdalene Laundries

Availability: Out of Stock
ISBN: 9781785374524
AuthorSullivan, Maureen
Pub Date01/04/2023
BindingPaperback
Pages256
CountryIRL
Dewey362.76092
Publisher: Merrion Press
Quick overview When Maureen Sullivan was just twelve years old, she confided in her teacher that she was being physically and sexually abused by her stepfather. Never, in her darkest imaginings, could she have dreamt that she would be the one who would face harrowing punishment.
€16.99

Within twenty-four hours, Maureen was taken from her home and her beloved grandmother, and sent to the Magdalene Laundry in New Ross, Co. Wexford, run by the Order of the Good Shepherd nuns. She was told that she would receive an education there, but instead she was immediately stripped of her meagre possessions and thrown into forced labour, washing clothes and scrubbing floors in inhumane and unrelenting conditions. Not allowed to speak, barely fed, and often going without water, the child was viciously beaten by the nuns for years, and hidden away in an underground tunnel when government inspectors came. No one must see how cruelly the nuns were treating her.

In the heart-breaking Girl in the Tunnel, Maureen bravely recounts her agonising journey from a monstrously violent home to the cold and brutal Magdalene laundry, and her desperate, gruelling fight for freedom and for justice.

*
*
*
Product description

Within twenty-four hours, Maureen was taken from her home and her beloved grandmother, and sent to the Magdalene Laundry in New Ross, Co. Wexford, run by the Order of the Good Shepherd nuns. She was told that she would receive an education there, but instead she was immediately stripped of her meagre possessions and thrown into forced labour, washing clothes and scrubbing floors in inhumane and unrelenting conditions. Not allowed to speak, barely fed, and often going without water, the child was viciously beaten by the nuns for years, and hidden away in an underground tunnel when government inspectors came. No one must see how cruelly the nuns were treating her.

In the heart-breaking Girl in the Tunnel, Maureen bravely recounts her agonising journey from a monstrously violent home to the cold and brutal Magdalene laundry, and her desperate, gruelling fight for freedom and for justice.

Customers who bought this item also bought

Island of Woods: How Ireland Lost its Forests and How to Get them Back

McMahon, Paul
9781848408791
This comprehensive and engaging overview of the history of Irish forestry relates historical events to present-day concerns and controversies, drawing out general themes that echo throughout the centuries. It will appeal to anyone who cares about the Irish landscape and environment.
€19.95

The 4-7 Zone

Noctor, Colman
9780717197323
Psychologist Colman Noctor helps you stay out of the therapist's office with a simple method derived from his clinical practice. If you are in the 0-3 or 8-10 zone, then discover how to get in the 4-7 zone and find lasting balance and contentment!
€18.99

Caz Mooney's Irish Budgeting Planner

Mooney, Caz
9780717197545
With practical and helpful advice, Caz shows you how to understand every aspect of household expenditure - including emergency funds, sinking funds, cash budgeting, saving and tackling debt - and provides userfriendly charts, trackers and prompts to help you become more mindful of your spending.
€18.99