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Front left: Nicole Rourke and Carol Hunt; back row (from left): Margaret O’Sullivan, Theresa Evers, Órla McGovern and Zita Mc Gowan, the original cast of “Eclipsed”on the Magdalene bench in St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The original cast of “Eclipsed”: Margaret O’Sullivan, Elizabeth Byrne, Orla McGovern, Tristan Gribbon, Beverly Bishop. Front: Nicole Rourke and Carol Hunt. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

‘We’re not as far from Magdalene days as we’d like to believe’

‘Eclipsed’ tackled abuse in laundries in 1992. The original cast are set to read it at Galway

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