New Yorker is reunited with Irish mother

Christopher Quirin was born to a single mother in Ireland in 1950. His mother was sent by her parents to the notorious Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary- the same place Philomena Lee was. Like Lee’s son, he too was adopted by an American family.

For Quirin the coldness of his new adoptive home was the feature that he remembers most.

“I knew I didn’t fit in,” he says. “I’m six feet tall with red hair and they were all short with brown hair. I used to think I was the milkman’s son.”

The release of Philomena inspired Christopher to track down his birth mother. With the help of activist Bernadette Joyce, he found her in London and he went to meet 84 year old, Margaret Linehan.

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