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Registered Charity 1092268

Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex–Gratia Scheme




In 2013 the Government established an ex–gratia redress scheme for the benefit of women who were admitted to and worked in one of 12 ‘Magdalen’ institutions. The Government has now decided to apply the scheme to women who worked in the laundries in those 12 institutions but who were resident in one of 14 adjoining institutions. The table below shows the 12 institutions covered by the 2013 scheme and the 14 relevant adjoining institutions covered by the recent Government decision. 



Magdalen Institutions in
2013 scheme
Institutions adjoining the
‘Magdalen’ Institutions
         Good Shepherd Sisters
 Magdalen Institution New Ross
St. Aidan’s Industrial School
 Magdalen Institution WaterfordSt. Dominick’s Industrial School
Gracepark Training Centre
Mayfield Training Centre
 Magdalen Institution CorkSt. Finbarr’s Industrial School
Marymount Training Centre
 Magdalen Institution LimerickSt. George’s Industrial School
St. Joseph’s Reformatory School
Rosemount Training Centre
  Sisters of Our Lady of Charity
 St. Mary’s Refuge, High Park, Dublin 9An Grianán Training Centre
St. Joseph’s Industrial School
Martanna House Hostel
Monastery of Our Lady of Charity
Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1
 St. Anne’s Hostel
  Sisters of Mercy
House of Mercy Domestic Training School,
Summerhill, Wexford

Magdalen Asylum, Forster Street, Galway

St. Patrick’s Refuge, Crofton Road,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
St. Michael’s Industrial School, Summerhill

No relevant adjoining institution

No relevant adjoining institution
 Sisters of Charity
St. Mary’s Magdalen, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

St. Vincent’s, St Mary’s Road, Cork

Domestic Training School, Stanhope Street, Dublin 7
No relevant adjoining institution

No relevant adjoining institution

No relevant adjoining institution


If you worked in the laundry of a ‘Magdalen’ institution while a resident in one of the adjoining institutions and would like to know if you might be entitled to benefits under the scheme, you should apply for and complete an “Expression of Interest” form. This form is available on the Department’s website


You may also email or phone (01) 4768660 and request a form.