Sculpture honours Magdalene women

Monday 09 March 2009 11.28
Galway - Sculpture unveiled
Galway - Sculpture unveiled

Up to 100 people gathered in Galway on International Women's Day for the official unveiling of a public sculpture to honour Galway's Magdalene women.

The limestone sculpture entitled 'Final Journey' is by the artist Mick Wilkins.

It features poetry by playwright and poet Patricia Burke Brogan, who is known for her award-winning play Eclipsed about the Magdalene women.

The sculpture is located at the corner of Forster Street and Bóthar Bhreandán Uí Eithir.

It backs on to the site of the former Convent of Mercy's Magdalene laundry, which was demolished in 1991.