The Waterford Memories Project and the School of Humanities at W.I.T. invite you to ‘When Silence Falls’, a public event taking place at the College Street Campus, Waterford Institute of Technology. This event will commemorate the former site of St Mary’s Good Shepherd Laundry and St. Dominic’s Industrial School, and the women and children who were contained in these spaces. Throughout the day, the audience is invited to listen to the recorded histories of the women who have contributed their stories, attend short talks on the history of containment, view the documentary film In Loving Memories (Audrey Rosseau, Canada), experience live performance (curated by Áine Phillips) and visual art installation (multiple artists) that will challenge the silence that forgets and denies. This event is free, but ticketed. Programme of events and ticket details are available at: http://www.waterfordmemories.com. This event is funded by the Irish Research Council. Please note that as this event forms part of an ongoing research project both the talks and performances will be documented via video and photography from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only.