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At 20:52 on June 20, 2012, Rob Northall said…

Welcome Oliver!!

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At 21:35 on June 20, 2012, jack colleton said…

hello from Jack Colleton Survivor

At 4:51 on June 21, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Hi Jack, Rob Northall and all of our kinds warrior class. So, wrote a little rhyme on Facebook that amazingly delighted our kind and from the Bootlickers, a catholic attack. Which I repelled in true Victim/Survivor style. These idiotic murderous,idolitors, should try taking their own atmedicine medicine that they dished out to us for up to 14 years in these terrible Irish Roman Catholic prisons. I fortunately have enough hate to go around, for all 14,000 surviving Victims . Also , Cathriona is sending my Rhyme re Quinns Sins, to all the TDs just to stir them up. As I always saw keep throwing the mud, and any port in a storm, for a few seconds of respite. Great to be on board friends and ready for battle. Their cap is 2,000 years in the making, hopefully a couple of years from final extinction. Oliver.
At 20:07 on June 24, 2012, Geraldine Jackson said…

Hello Oliver, I looked on Google earth looks wonderful where you are.

At 22:25 on June 24, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Hi Geraldine, lovely to hear from you sister. Yes, it can be nice here in Blue Mountains. Heavy frost, at moment, but by ten AM, it will be a nice 17c and Sydney 19 to 21c. Not bad for mid winter. But summer can be, Ouch!. Have been in Northern Queensland in summer and was thermally assaulted by 45 in the shade and almost 50c in the sun. Like the fires of hell . They feel cold in 36c in their winter. So, what's new on the Funding farce and that crooked Mr Quinns Sins.
At 23:33 on June 24, 2012, Eamonn Anthony McDermott said…

Yes Oliver. I went there from Drogheda in 1955 and left in 1961. I do remember you. Other boys of our age were  bimbo Mc Grath Austin Kelly Dessie and Joe murry. tommy Dolan. Paddy Highland. Dennis and PJ hines Tommy sweeny. and a lot more I remembered when I met some old boys at the Aislinn centre in Dublin. We should keep in touch Oliver. mabey exchange email addresses.. Take care Oliver. Speak soon.

Eamonn Mc Dermott. Nickname Souner. If you remember.

At 11:51 on June 25, 2012, Eamonn Anthony McDermott said…

Hi Oliver, I was friends with Austin Kelly in Artane. I just missed him by a few days when he was last over here. If you are talking about John hogan who was institutionalised in cork and now lives in San Diego California. I know him very well. He is a great friend of my brother who lives close to him in san Diego. In fact I spent quite a bit of time with him last month while I was out there. I see him frequently on my yearly trips out there. What a small world.I recently had an award from the redress board as a late applicant. Take care Oliver. Speak soon.

At 12:04 on June 25, 2012, Eamonn Anthony McDermott said…

Hi Oliver. I worked in the stores for a short time then the weavers shop. But mostly i worked in the Shoemakers.

At 23:31 on June 25, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Eamonn, what a crazy place Artane was. I still can't actually believe that we were actually present in that awful, unlawful hellhole. Were we just having a bad dream, or what. Where was the duty of care. Even the poultry and farm animals were treated better. Do you live in Ireland, Eamonn. Keep in touch. Oliver. Ps there are a few Artaners on tis site.
At 23:37 on June 25, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Hi John Hogan, I believe that we might have been in Artane at the same time. We were both friends of John Brown, the self taught maths wizard. What a super intelligent person he was, and his brilliance was totally ignored by the Slave Masters. Wonder what happen to him. ? Hope you live are the John Hogan. Oliver.
At 23:42 on June 25, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Eamonn, will get Austins email address for you, later or next week will be in Sydney and say hello to John Hogan for me. Thanks Eamonn . Oliver.
At 9:00 on June 26, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Everyone, a little recollection from Artane, late October 1955. Picking potatoes on the farm from early morning, filling baskets that towered above me, being kicked along the potatoes drills by the brutal farm manager, a mindless red naked mongrel from Kerry. These baskets laden were many times our weight. Back in the parade ground, wet cold, hungry and muddy, as the inmates were lined up for evening prayers. My friend (Timmy C) and I hid in the Comerain (toil. While the congregation mumbled in Latin, I entered the Sarcristy/ priests room from the window opposite the house kitchen. I grasped for both es of comunion wafers and one and a half bottles of wine, I placed all the booty in a sheet of altar linen(tied) and fed it out the Window to Timmy. We went to the Theatre and hid under the stage that had a small electric light and scoffed all the wafers and polished off the half bottle of wine between us..Left the full bottle there for another time. Quickly joined the chapel leaders and staggered to the Theatre boys refectory for a mug of watery tea and a slice of stale bread, that looked like the rats had rejected. Bro Drudy , screamed the next day on assembly, that those who committed this terrible crime, stealing the body and blood of Christ, would go to hell. I thought to myself as we were already in hell, and the body and blood of Christ, was the nearest, that Timmy and I, would ever taste of heaven . Our next taste of heaven was when I nicked two Sally Lunn cakes
fRom the house kitchen window and had to share the lot with one of the Blacksmith shop workers for removing the wine cork. I was as pissed as a proverbial parrot and boy those cakes were marvelous even with that rough red wine. Why should the Clerics have all the fun. I was 29 years old before I touched wine again. Had a bit of a hangover for a couple of days. Well, I was only eleven years old, with a very bad Artane diet. Eamonn, email address : Oliver.
At 22:02 on July 15, 2012, Geraldine Jackson said…

Best place to be Oliver wish I was there it's not stopped raining here Floods all over the place,Government don't have a clue what they are doing. Europe in a mess.Euro sinking fast ,  O' you are Lucky , 

At 3:27 on July 16, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Hi Geraldine, good to hear from you again. All over the planet, the weather is no longer very predictable. Seems the Incas victims of Roman Catholicism got it so right. The calendar seasons have gone, floods, heatwaves, extreme winters, drought then global war, as a result of food and resource shortages. Water reserves polluted, oil/ fuel nations are being invaded in the calendar name of democracy, even as we speak. The outcome of this is as plain as the nose upon ones face. So how is your fight with your enslavers progressing, along with your Irish State bankruptcy. A very deserving outcome for these crooks. In the near future the disgruntled Irish will rip these thugs apart, limb by limb and use the stones from church walls to crush the hypocritical clergy. So much that even a great Muslim leader, will say destroy their stones from and not their flesh. Now,there is real hatred in action . Oliver.
At 11:41 on August 5, 2012, John J Hogan said…

Oliver You have th wrong J Hogan I was in Killarney Co Kerry from 1948 until 1954 then I was transfered to Glin Industrial from 1954 until March 1960 then I left for England I have been in America

At 11:42 on August 5, 2012, John J Hogan said…

I now live in San Diego California

At 16:57 on August 30, 2012, Geraldine Jackson said…

Hello Oliver, sounds like you live in a lovely place even though your own country was Stolen from you like many of us each time I go back to visit Ireland I struggle to see the beauty for my mind is taken over by the Dark Brutal times of our childhoods. Hope you are keeping well and looking after yourself ,you are a strong Human Being , Two of my brothers were taken from Industrial Hell holes out in the country they were babies when detained on reaching 10 they were seperated one sent on to Artane nearly two years before my other brother was sent on to Artane, The Damage caused to them is terrible I don't know if the younger one is still alive , nor the Older one as I haven't seen him for years he is very damaged by the torture he suffered,   You are a very brave Person it's Great  to be friends with you.

At 10:12 on August 31, 2012, Oliver Whelan said…
Geraldine, my Irish Sister, am mortified by the plight of your brothers. Do try and keep in touch with them, the regret is too much to live with. Please find out what each of their current situations are, and act accordingly. What years were they in Artane ??. And thank you my sister for your comments upon my terrible childhood. I know that Goldenbridge was not a great place to be, and from many accounts of that Female Prison Hellhole, most of you have allready served your time in hell. So my lovely sister, please keep in touch with your warrior brother Oliver
At 15:01 on September 3, 2012, Rob Northall said…

Thank You!

Very overcome at the moment. Will thank you properly when I am calmer.

At 12:03 on November 13, 2012, jack colleton said…

i recall trying to be intouch with one person in uk who is a group leader but now can not remember if there was even a response! certainly if there had been a response then nothing has come of it!

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