Partially fueled by a long visit to Ireland with his wife Thoralee, Scots-Irish DNA, and a love of Irish literature, inveterate storyteller John Hodge has devised an authentic tale of life, survival and overcoming among the impoverished and the wealthy in 19th century Ireland.
Magdalene laundries were primarily Catholic-run institutions incarcerating for profit an estimated 30,000 “fallen women” from the late-1700s until the 1990s, when the unmarked graves of 155 women were uncovered in the convent grounds of one of the laundries in Dublin. After an eventual government apology was issued, 50 million pounds in compensation was awarded to survivors.
Ultimately, My Irish Tale about the Magdalene Laundry is a story of courage, perseverance, self-sacrifice, family, friendship and love overcoming incredible hardship.
My Irish Tale about the Magdalene Laundry
by John Hodge
$14.95 + $5.00 SH
6" x 9"