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# dublin-fringe-2013 - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Column: 'Churching' women after childbirth made many new mothers feel ostracised

I believe strongly in the idea that we are formed by our past, so I tried to understand how the practise of churching in 1913 Ireland affected the women cleansed of the ‘sin’ of childbirth, writes Louise Lewis.

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