The council would transfer the site to the OPW, which would build a memorial to commemorate all those who were confined to institutions.
The Dead Zoo is Getting a Long-Awaited Refurbishment
Works include upgrades to make it more accessible, better heating, and fixing up the roof – once the whales are out of the way, that is.
A Little-Known Museum of Artefacts from Across the Ancient World Faces Change
The building it’s in at UCD is due to be fully refurbished, starting later this year. Pádraic Moore fears the museum could lose some of its character and charm, once it is modernised.
Councillor Puts Forward New Vision for Site of Old Magdalene Laundry
Social Democrats Councillor Gary Gannon says the site should include a community space, an installation on what life inside was like, a museum, a memorial garden, housing, and food markets.
It’s Time the City of Dublin Had Its Own Museum, Councillors Argue
Dublin used to have a civic museum on South William Street, but it closed for renovations 15 years ago and has never reopened.
A Site of Conscience
Looking at memorials to dark times around the world may help with ideas for the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street.
Then and Now
Given the city’s affordable housing crisis, how narrow a window of history should the Tenement Museum engage with in its tales of overcrowded living?
Local Residents Ask for More of a Voice on Future of Magdalene Laundry Site
Women who survived the laundries should be heard and heeded, when it comes to the Sean McDermott Street site, but local residents should be listened too as well, they say.
Is It Time Dublin Got Its Own Docklands Museum?
Members of the Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society have gathered thousands of photos, documents and artefacts, which need a home.
A Conflict of Interest? The Council’s Proposed Payment to the Little Museum
A Dublin City Councillor who is also a member of the museum’s board proposed that the council give a once-off payment to the museum. She argues that this doesn’t present a conflict of interest.