I was not sent to Artane until 1964, there would have been about 600 inmates there at that time. We were always called by our surnames or our numbers never christian names. I dont remember many names from those days.
Hi Catherine, Why is it that the goverment thinks that all survivors need to have education tghis late in life. I am on my way to my 75 birthday so what good is education to me. none of my familey need it either as I made sure they had what I NEVER HAD. I would the goverment to do the right thing by the survivors and do what they want. Ispent 13 years in two of those schools so I KNOW WHAT ALL US CHILDREN WENT THROUGH. I now live in the united kingdom and have for the last 54 years, I would like to go back one day but with a goverment that dont care about the children that suffersd the horrible abuse under there care, why would I EVER GO BACK. jUSTIC SHOULD BE SEEN TO BE DONE NOT JUST PLAYED WITH. ALL SURVIVORS SHOULD GET TO GEATHER AND FIGHT FOR THERE RIGHTS. IF IRELAND IS A FREE STATE LET THE SURVIVORS HAVE THERE SAY.