Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme

Registration of expression of interest from residents of 14 adjoining Institutions


This form is not a legal document nor should it be construed as giving any person an automatic entitlement to a benefit.



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 the 14 adjoining institutions. The table at Appendix A shows the 12 institutions covered by the 2013 scheme and the 14 relevant adjoining institutions covered by the recent Government decision.

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. If you complete the form you will be contacted as soon as a decision has been made on the terms of the Scheme. Please note that this is not as yet, an application form for redress.

The form is available here:


Magdalen Restorative Justice Ex-Gratia Scheme Expression of Interest Form (PDF 153Kb)


You may also email or phone (01) 4768660 or (UK) 00 353 1 4768660 and request the form.  

Please return the completed form to:

Magdalen Scheme, 3rd Floor, Montague Court, 7-11 Montague Street, Dublin 2

or by e-mail to


In due course applicants will be required to produce documentary evidence, such as a birth certificate, official photographic identification (passport, driving licence) and any records pertaining to their stay in the relevant institution and to their working in a Magdalen laundry. 


Appendix A



‘Magdalen’ Institution in 2013 Scheme

Institutions adjoining the ‘Magdalen’ institutions

Good Shepherd Sisters

Magdalen Institution New Ross

St. Aidan’s Industrial School

Magdalen Institution Waterford

St. Dominick’s Industrial School

Gracepark Training Centre

Mayfield Training Centre

Magdalen Institution Cork


St. Finbarr’s Industrial School

Marymount Training Centre

Magdalen Institution Limerick

St. Georges’s Industrial school

St. Joseph’s Reformatory School

Rosemount Training Centre

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity

St. Mary’s Refuge, High Park, Dublin 9

An 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