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Escape from Grievous Faults by John Fitzgerald

Hi All, this man was on our local radio tippfm this morning talking about his book, He was on between 10:30 and 11 a.m. today.  I have put a link below with his interview, show starts at 10 a.m. so you might need to move it forward onto the John Fitzgerald's interview!

I have also posted a link for the book.

http://tippfm.podomatic.com/entry/2016-08-08T07_24_35-07_00

Escape from Grievous Faults Kindle Edition

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Comment by Rob Northall on August 9, 2016 at 12:50

Message via Shame of Ireland Facebook "Community Page"

Just to clarify...Barbara K mentioned me in "Shame of Ireland" as a survivor of an industrial school. I wasn't in an industrial school but I've based the novel I published recently on the testimony of those who were. I can understand how Barbara got that impression as I spoke about the dreadful Ferryhouse industrial school in Clonmel and probably came across as someone who'd been there. John Fitzgerald

Comment by William Delahunty on August 9, 2016 at 13:03
This is the hell hole I spent ten years of my life in ran by the Rosminnian munks
Comment by jack colleton on August 9, 2016 at 14:15

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Joseph%27s_Industrial_School,_Clonmel

"Arthur John Moore was an enthusiastic supporter of the new Industrial Schools as an alternative to the detention of children in Workhouses. However, his motives for establishing Ferryhouse may not have been entirely altruistic. At this time he was running for Parliament and the building of the school, which had widespread popular support, was completed just in time for the 1880 General election."

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Comment by William Delahunty on August 9, 2016 at 15:13
The Rector one Fr. SPELMAN a small fat man that ran Ferryhouse would have being right at home as Hitlers henchman. Starvation was used to control the inmates Beating were routine sexual abuse was everywhere Slavery with no such thing as a fourth hour week What was this all about as far as I can see glorification of the stone idols that these idiot believed and tried to brainwash into the children handed over by the courts to do what they liked to them.
Comment by Barbie on August 9, 2016 at 18:00

Hi All, my apologies for the misunderstanding - I have updated the blog! Barbara

Comment by Rob Northall on August 9, 2016 at 18:05
He himself said he could understand how you make that simple mistake, so don't beat yourself up

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