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# St Loman's Hospital

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# St Loman's Hospital
The story of Alice Clifford, a Dublin mother who went missing from a hospital 38 years ago
“I’m not afraid of death, death is a natural part of life. But this isn’t natural.” Alice’s daughter Pat says that there are still many questions around her mother’s death.
# missing persons day
Alice Clifford went missing in 1979 - now houses are being built where her family think her body could be
Alice’s daughter Patricia said that she was “disheartened” at the system for the families of those who have gone missing.
# Mullingar
The woman who was committed to an asylum after throwing tea at her husband
In 1917, Julia Caffrey Leonard was buried with a simple cross after over two decades in St Loman’s Psychiatric Hospital. Now, her great-granddaughter is campaigning to have her grave restored.