Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
The Good Shepherd convent, at Sunday's Well, Cork city, opened in 1872.
who was famed for her precocious piety,
spent her last year at the convent, in 1907-08.
Born in 1903, she was put into care when her mother died in 1907. She came to the convent in 1907 and became famous for her piety. She died at the convent in 1908. Her grave is there.
Her story influenced the Pope in 1910 to reduce the age of First Holy Communion.
Bridget and Annie were at the convent as at 1911.
Bridget Mangan died 1915. She is bur in the convent graveyard.
Bridget's niece and Annie's much younger 1st cousin Alice Mangan (born 1895 or 1896) became a Good Shepherd nun. She was said to be a nun in Cork, so might have been at this convent.
Annie Mangan died 1949 at the convent, and is bur in the convent graveyard.
Magdalene laundry survivor Mary Norris was an inmate here in 1949-51.
Magdalene laundry closed in the late 1970s.
The convent was damaged in a fire in 2003 and became derelict.
It was gutted in another major fire in 2012.
For photos see Abandoned Ireland (see graveyard) and Mark Davis and Flickr search.
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