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At 22:48 on October 8, 2010, Paul Nolan said…
Hi. Catherine.
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.
At 17:00 on January 11, 2011, John J Hogan said…
Catherin  how is the going J.H.
At 13:05 on January 12, 2011, Catherine Roberts said…
Hi John,thank you for asking I am fine.Take care and a very happy healthy 2011 to you and yours.
At 16:43 on April 4, 2011, Corneilius Crowley said…
Hi Catherine. I was at the Voices of Survivors launch.
At 15:58 on July 20, 2011, Paul Nolan said…

Thanks. Catherine .

Nice to hear from you.

Regards, Paul.

At 11:41 on August 13, 2011, jack colleton said…
hello from Jack Colleton Survivor
At 15:05 on February 5, 2012, Rob Northall said…


At 23:49 on March 25, 2012, Moira Davies said…

Thank you Catherine

At 20:40 on May 14, 2012, john mc carthy said…

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.

At 16:39 on May 16, 2012, james moy said…

Hi Catherine, thanks for your reply, yes im coping as best i can, concerning myself with the various issues and being as much a pain in the rump to the Governent TDs and others that are down on us, its the only way of hitting back, I have always compared the Religious with the Mafia, and i consider the Irish Government are right up there with them, followed by some of the so called Group leaders, who have jumped on the gravy train for their own and familys benifit, at genuine survivors expense!

I hope life is being good to you to Catherine, none of us had it easy, that is for sure, we all have our horror stories, but thankfully many   of us have learnt how to survive, and the way the Irish S/ T/ Fund is going, its a good thing we have managed this far.

I am involved with a few other support sites, and i can see that many are struggling with various problems, and it upsets me that the powers that be still insist on inflicting further hardship on us,  instead of addressing our issues. But such is the state of our world today, and knowing what we all know now, if you had your life over, would you want to be a Catholic?

Sorry Catherine, get carried away, and have trouble stopping me one digit banging out stuff on this daft pc, i get so uptight talking about the Religious and the Godfathers of the Irish thingamajig they call a Government!

Never mind, one day they will come a cropper, and be great to see them all get banjaxed!

Take  Care





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