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This photo is of the dorm in artane .In the top left of the picture is a cubical room, where the night duty brothers would sleep and hunderds innocent children were abused.
In this dorm there were 200 beds. What is missing in this picture, there are no personnel effects allowed. You were only allowed a toothbrush, tooth powder,a bar of soap, a towel and night gown, which were put under your pillow. You can only imagine how miserable it was.Looking at the top of the picture through the door, there was another dorm also with 200 beds there were four dorms sleeping 800 children.
You can see the rafters of the roof with no heating.
Animals on the farm were treated better the children in this so called school.

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Comment by Geraldine ,O on May 12, 2011 at 13:34
That Evil Hell House Of Sadisim is responsable for distroying so many Lives of children aged from 6 years old transported from other  Brutal Baby Prisons and detained Illegally in such Brutal conditions that if one believed in God >He would have been CRYING watching what was happening to his children.>I am thinking if there was a God WHY DIDN'T HE DO SOMETHING TO STOP THE SADISTIC  SAVAGERY happening to children.
Comment by Geraldine ,O on May 12, 2011 at 13:39
Paul Nolan, my heart goes out to you you must have been a very brave little boy to have survived such a 24 hour OVER MANY YEARS of  nightmare Horrors. you were born with more intelligence that those Mad Sadistic child abusers for all they knew was how to Batter Abuse ,starve Rape a Little Child, THEY WERE EVIL MONSTERS
Comment by Paul Nolan on May 12, 2011 at 18:47

Hi. Geraldine.

Thanks for your thoughts. I was just one of hundreds that passed through these (PRISONS) for children.

I would never forgive or forget what those scum did to us.


Comment by Patrick Rice on September 26, 2011 at 10:29

What year are you referring to? During my years there were five dormitories, each housed just over 160 beds. Those without beds slept on the floor. As a ten year old I started work in the machine room making shirts and repairing all other clothing with patches. Later I went on to work on the poultry farm. There I was able to eat some of the food meant for the livestock.

There were more than 800 boys in the school and these numbers declined after my 'stay'. The numbers can be checked out in the Ryan Report. Of the 800+ there were a small few who I refer to as the 'Nobodies' in my book. these were kids who had no visitors or no families. During the holidays most children went home to their parents whilst us 'Nobodies' tended to the livestock that required to be cared for.

In one way we were lucky to be removed from family before bonding with a grown-up and as such never suffered  or experienced the pain of loss. Life in those places was normal; we knew no different. I saw death close up and it had little effect, it was part of life!

In the end these Nuns and Christian Brothers did not win, they, nor their 'ideals' were not ones to look up to, rather to be avoided and follow the opposite course in life.

Comment by jack colleton on April 20, 2012 at 13:01

Child Sacrifice

Comment by Geraldine Jackson on July 19, 2012 at 11:48

Patrick if there is a Hell that's where those Child abusers are now. and the rest of them soon to follow the Statuary Trust Fund is the Devils Pay

Comment by Oliver Whelan on July 17, 2013 at 9:44
Patrick, Geraldine, Jack that Photo of that Dorm, has reminded me of fucking hell. I thought, I had permanently erased it. Oh God help me, for no one else can. The emotion is far too much for even a hardened Child Slave like me to recall. Oliver. And when I say Hate, please don't tempt me.
Comment by jack colleton on July 17, 2013 at 20:00

memories can be triggered by a photo!

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