Events commemorating the memories of women who lived and died in Magdalene Laundries have taken place across the country today.
More than 1,500 former Magdalene women are buried in Irish cemeteries, many in unmarked graves.
Memorial services are taking place in Dublin, Cork, and Limerick.
It's the seventh year for the memorial, which commemorates the lives of women who lived and died behind convent walls.
The Justice for Magdalenes Research group is calling on members of the public to visit known Magdalene graves today and lay flowers to honour the women.
Frank Brehenny, whose grandmother Mary gave birth to his father in the Magdalene Laundry in Hyde Park, Drumcondra, was among those who part in the memorial in Glasnevin Cemetery.
He said: "[My grandmother] was a Magdalene woman for many, many years. My father was a Magdalene child. It's a story of great sorrow, tragedy, betrayal love - it has all the elements.
"I made a promise to my father before he died that I would a) find his family and b) seek justice - and that's why I'm here."