"Of course. A lifetime of surviving because of the lack of education .getting a job without any knowledge of life outside the walls of the institutions. Many of us are intelligent people but only able to get manual jobs. this has wasted any…"
"There has to be another way to get attention. Harming themselves is Dangerous. None of the services for survivers were anything more than clubs for those closest to the group leaders who got everthing for themselves.Bullys pretending to represent us…"
"It is awfull that the ones whose files were treated first recieved so much more than others. one recieved over a hundred and ten thousand other fifty thousands and then for others its fifteen thousands. thay say it was because of thier…"
"We were also abused by so called support groups. Most of us were ignored once we had given our names and addresses. Survivers outside Ireland or the uk recieved no medical help cards or transport cards. We were left out . going to the doctors…"
"We worked in these instutions. Thay dident pay staff for the upkeep of the instutions or for making rosary beads and all the rest . We worked without pay many hours per day. Many did this work for years. So yes we do deserve a pension. Had we been…"
"for those who live outside Ireland and england there are no medical cards. we have to pay ourselves. no help for transport either.And most of the groups ignored our existance once thay had our addresses so no information either from them."
"Before i went to the redress board i was told to compile a medical file This meant going to different doctors and telling them my personal story It was embarassing as thay clearly doubted me One doctor told me I dont do anything for Nothing and she…"
"And we left without an education . No one outside could give us a job making rosary beads or knitting socks. there was so much to learn about life and we knew Nothing usefull at all. i was told again and again that i was wierd."
Hi Pauline .. So your in Tipp too .. Now there's bragging rights now that Liam McCarthy is home !!
I am pretty new to all this Blogging stuff , I am a more of a hands on sort of person , I leave all the technical stuff to everybody else.
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but i have always wondered where thay trained these nuns and priests. and was it a method. because we all have the same kind of memories. it cant be an accident that the crazy ones stayed in ireland. and others were fit to be sent to Africa.
Pauline even though you were only 4 years old and savagely battered and tortured by the Nuns you still had more Intelligence and Humanity in your little finger that the whole Catholic World. I was forced to watch them Torture you after they ripped your cloths off I saw the TWO EVIL SADISTIC NUNS BOTH ATTACK YOU WITH FROTH COMING OUT OF THEIR MOUTH'S BOTH LASHING YOU with sticks All because I told the Doctor in Harcourt St Clinic what they were doing to us ,they took it out on you, I will never forget that awful day they the Nun's picked me up from Harcourt St back to Goldenbridge the Nun turned to me and said marching me to the Rec she said THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT they dragged you into the middle of the rec by the ear shouting and screaming and beating you both Nuns using large Sticks on your little skinny body there was nothing I could do about it if I cried and they saw me They would have killed you (and me)so I knew I musen't cry. they Damaged your ears to such an extent you have no ballance and keep falling down apart from all the scars you have not only on your body but in your mind. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU how you survived is a miracle . and they did not manage as much as they tried to give you brain damage . my heart hurts I see imiges like photos what they used to do to you. YOU ARE WONDERFUL AND VERY SPECIAL .