Philomena Lee: Episode 94


Philomena Lee's story is quite possibly the most heart breaking yet inspirational story to have ever been told on An Irishman Abroad. This week Philomena spoke candidly to Jarlath about her life in a Magdalene Laundry and the moment her three year old son was taken away from her without warning. And how she kept the secret for fifty years.


Philomena speaks of how becoming a psychiatric nurse helped her deal with her anger, arrive at forgiveness and understand the barriers that were put in the way of her search for her son. And finally we learn how the authorities in Ireland are still standing in the way of parents and their stolen children who wish to reunite.


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