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The Big Chill

Started Dec 22, 2010 0 Replies

Some images from the ongoing Big Chill here in Ireland and some music The big ChillUploaded by…Continue

The annual procession at Artane School 1925

Started this discussion. Last reply by pauline jackson Nov 8, 2011. 16 Replies

The annual procession at Artane School. Ireland. June 18 1925Little children walk along followed by priests and altar boys. Littlegirls in white dresses walk along followed by schoolboys. Priests…Continue

Tags: Industrial, School, 1925, Procession, Archive

Three long-lost brothers reunited at last after 65 YEARS apart

Started this discussion. Last reply by 072953yt9d1pb Nov 12, 2010. 2 Replies

Three brothers whose family was torn apart when they were children have been reunited after 65 years apart. Patrick, Vincent and John O'Hara had not been in the same room together since the 1940s,…Continue

Tags: Relatives, Indusrial, Schools, Lost, Reunion


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Switzerland's shame

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:00 5 Comments

Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods. Since the 1850s hundreds of thousands of Swiss children were taken from their parents and sent to farms to work - a practice that continued well into the 20th Century.

A True Reckoning

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 10:42 5 Comments

The Irish religious orders humiliations on little children and their Mums in the Institutions, is a long and sordid history. It has gone on since the birth of the nation. Their presumed moral authority has been a solid foundation for these kinds of abuses. And these Religious Orders thought they had the right to commit these abuses against the children. Because they were poor and their parent(s) had little education, some people in the government of this coutry – and that includes the…



Posted on October 17, 2012 at 11:38 0 Comments


In the case of D.G. v. Ireland,

The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), sitting as a Chamber composed of:

          Mr     G. Ress, President,

          Mr     I. Cabral Barreto,

          Mr     L.…


40 Things You May Not Know

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 13:29 1 Comment


1. Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.

2. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickles the company once had.

3. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

4. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

5. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a "tittle". …


Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 20:13 on September 22, 2010, Rob Northall said…
In Chat! Bar at the bottom of the website!
At 13:17 on September 23, 2010, Rob Northall said…
The is a New Action Group on Finding Relatives of Survivors. Would you be interested in helping? If so Join the Group?
At 20:02 on October 6, 2010, Paul Nolan said…
HI. Andrew.
Nice to hear from you.
I Googled, Artane images and these came up with these pictures, i was not sure about this one.
Have a go and see what you can come up with. Hope this helps.
At 21:08 on October 7, 2010, Andrew Brennan said…
The image is out there somewhere - in large format. I gogled Letterfrack Industrial School and got it too: The Taliban and the Tabernacle
But I'll keep looking.
At 18:19 on October 18, 2010, John J Hogan said…
Just Love to Photo. Big fan
At 18:20 on October 18, 2010, John J Hogan said…
At 1:25pm on October 21, 2011, john o donnell gave Andrew Brennan a gift
At 9:16 on September 17, 2012, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday Andrew!

At 19:44 on August 23, 2014, Doctor Rosaleen Rogers said…

Catholic Priests were like Moses

They held high office

They fell on their knees

Charging church fees

And money was what they took off us

At 1:13 on September 17, 2015, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday Andrew!

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