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SEEKING Bridget Broderick St Josephs Industrial School Summerhill Athlone

Patricia Thomas is trying to find the lady she believes to be her older sister.

She was born Bridget Broderick in 1945 in Dublin and placed in St Patricks Mother and Baby home till approximately 1947/8 when she was transferred to St Josephs Summerhill Athlone.
Would she have stayed there throughout her childhood.

[The Above is from and Email I recieved]

Regards Rob

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I think you mabe right; there may be a third too ;-)

ThanX for understanding that I try and look after other, including you!

Interesting...that would be fascinating if so.

Hi MJJ Arived in my Personal email account tonight

Hi Rob. Yes I would be delighted to help M******* Jennings with any

information I have on his Mother Ester M*******.
Keep up the great work you are doing Rob. God Bless.
Catherine C*******
Will forward you Catherine's Email address
Hope you get the answers you are looking for?

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Hi Patricia,

There is a possibility there were more siblings:

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Hi Rob

I'm new to this forum and realise these messages are from several years ago but I'm very interested in getting into contact with anyone from St Joseph's Summerhill Athlone as I believe my mother was there from 1952 - 1964  Her name was Mary Teresa O'Shea and she was born in Dublin in 1948.

Are you able to pass on my query to Betty or Patricia please? Or anyone else who might be able to help?

Many thanks

Hi Carla, my name is Catherine Currid and I was
In Summerhill with Mary Teresa..I would be delighted
to talk to you about her.
I live in Galway....
My mobile no.
Best Wishes. Catherine.



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