Patricia Burke Brogan is a painter, poet and playwright. Her etchings have won awards at Barcelona and at Listowel International Biennale 1982. Above the Waves Calligraphy, her collection of poems and etchings was published by Salmon in 1994 and the script of her stage play, Eclipsed, was published by Wordsonthestreet in 2008. Eclipsed has won many awards including a Fringe First at Edinburgh Theatre Festival 1992 and the USA Moss Hart Award 1994. To date there have been well over one-
A memoir by the author of the widely acclaimed play Eclipsed, the story that first uncovered the treatment of women in Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries.
As a young novice Patricia Burke Brogan witnessed the treatment of women in one of Ireland’s Magdalen laundries. She told that story in her widely-
Her memoir is a poetic account of the grykes and turloughs of her life experiences, from growing up in country villages, to boarding school, teacher training college, entering the novitiate, marriage, and her artistic life as a poet, playwright and visual artist.