Margaret MacCurtain in conversation with Diarmaid Ferriter
Margaret MacCurtain is a remarkable woman and a rare humanitarian justly renowned as a champion of justice for all, especially for women and children. A lecturer in the Irish History Department of University College Dublin from 1964-94, she has also held prestigious posts in US colleges in Boston and Baltimore. Her research into the history of Irish women won her the award of the Eire Society of Boston Gold Medal in 1993. As a distinguished member of a religious order and a distinguished historian she is uniquely qualified to discourse on the history of the Magdalene Laundries.
Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin.
Recorded at Dublin Castle, Printworks venue on September 26th 2013.