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Poignant documentary presents first hand accounts of life in Ireland’s institutions

“I was told I was going to a lovely new school in New Ross . . . I was collected by a man in a laundry van.”

A poignant new documentary on Community Radio Youghal presents first hand accounts of life in Ireland’s institutions. Seven survivors opened up to documentary maker Vicki Magee and revealed their ordeals in Mother and Baby homes, Magdelene laundries and other religious run centres.

The programme covers vaccine trials, labour exploitation and the process known as “Rapid Adoption” where a mother was told her baby was dead, before that baby was sold to America.

Against the backdrop of the State’s ongoing failure to provide adequate redress to survivors, Roads presents their experiences, their search for identity and the battle for justice.

Originally broadcast on Community Radio Youghal, May 7, 2019
Music by Portishead
Produced by Vicki Magee and Éanna Dowling
Edited by Éanna Dowlin
Presented by Vicki Magee