Rosary Bead making:
- Children in Goldenbridge produced rosary beads from the 1940s to the 1960s. They had to reach a quota of sixty decades a day on weekdays and ninety on Saturdays.
The commission remarked that the conditions children worked under caused stress and anxiety and would not have been tolerated in factories. The commission also noted that the bead-making deprived children of recreation that was essential for social, emotional and psychological growth.
- Goldenbridge convent (goldenbridgesurvivor.wordpress.com)
- Research into reformatories and industrial “schools” Sinéad Pembroke UCD sociology