The Shame of Ireland

The Shame of Ireland

October 2016 Blog Posts (15)

Cathy Fox blog Introduction

hi. I have only just joined this website, thanks to the invite from Rob,and am feeling my way with this post.

Only a few of my posts are specifically about Ireland.

As child abuse knows no boundaries, there may be a useful crossover of information. Please contact me with any information that you thinnk is relevant no matter how small.

One way I  could maybe help with Irish Information, is I have some access, through contacts, to…

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Added by cathy fox on October 20, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments

"The patient examines the doctor!"

A MOTHER’S LOVE IS A BLESSING

 

For a young girl raised in the charismatic north-side of Cork city in the late 70-80’s I can say, with great truth, that I had a fairy tale childhood within a very large, close and loving family.  I had parents that did everything they could to see us well fed and dressed – a fierce task in hard times with nine children.  Being the third youngest of nine, I know that I hadn’t a care in the world then, as it was my mother…

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Added by Eleanor on October 17, 2016 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

The Docherty Files

The Docherty Family originally from Aberdeen

have been Persecuted by 3 Police Forces  in 2 Countries!…

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Added by Rob Northall on October 16, 2016 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

BEYOND REDEMPTION? A WOULD YOU BELIEVE? SPECIAL

seen this being advertised on RTE this evening! I am gob smacked!

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Added by Barbie on October 13, 2016 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Four child sex abuse survivors who took their own lives last year were waiting for treatment

The report from One in Four found that, in many cases, the victim is blamed for the abuse instead of the perpetrator.

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Added by Barbie on October 12, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Lets Have a Protest on their Day of Prayer

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/1006/821759-day-of-prayer-abuse-survivors/

Lets have a protest at the venue for their day of prayer for abuse survivors - We might get noticed then!!!

Added by Barbie on October 12, 2016 at 15:50 — 5 Comments

'We were swept under the carpet 30 years ago': Victim of prolific paedophile pleads for inquiry

Jason Clancy believes a garda cover up allowed Bill Kenneally to do as he pleased during four decades.

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Added by Barbie on October 8, 2016 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

A Brave Fenian Man.....

My Grandfather was a brave Fenian man...

Who hailed from Oldcastle, Co Meath from a family of Tin Merchants..

As a child I see him, with a broken arm in a sling -

His flat cap and his jacket that hung in limp like cloth from age.

I only have that one snippet of memory

But he is my Granddad all the same...

I recall the vigil as we, children, were brought in "to say goodbye"

There was a ghostlike presence in the bed...

The white linen and starched cloths…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:21 — No Comments

A Lullaby of Peace....Memories of Howth...

A lullaby of peace

I want to walk along the cliffs

And down the promenade

I want to feel the gentle wind in my hair

And the sea mist upon my face.

I want to know what it is like

to feel like me again.

And look out upon the waves at the

seagulls swooping o’er

I want to know the me I was,

the carefree girl of…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:13 — No Comments

My Lovely Mammy...and her Washboard...

The Washboard

I remember so well my mother

Washing our clothes on her washboard

She had an old wooden one for many years

And was delighted to be given a new one.

The new one had glass ridges down it,

I remember her propping it

In the old square sink

Which was also only new –

Before that she would kneel on the floor…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:10 — No Comments

The Re-Union....A Village in Co Offaly....

The Re-Union – Crinkle National School 2009

Back to the main Stories/poems page

A School Re-Union in Crinkle

Sure I’ll go and spend a while

Perhaps I’ll recognise some old faces

50 years they say –

Am I really that old?



Off I drove into the evening…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:05 — No Comments

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