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To Mr William Delahunty, My name is John Mc Carthy and I was in ferryhouse, clonmel from 1947to 1953, so I know what went on there. It is something I NEVER TALKED ABOUT as it hurt to much just to think about it. , even to this day it turns my stomac when I hear of it. I dont know why any of us think this goverment will do anything to help us as it will be a form of guilt on them.I would like to know if Michael O Brian has an email addres so I can get in contact with him as I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING HE SAID and I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY HE DENIED WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM, WHERE WOULD HE HAVE GOT IN THIS WORLD IF HE HAD SAID HE WAS IN A INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL MOST OF HIS CHILDHOOD, HE CAME GOOD IN THE END AND SPOKE OUT AGAINST THOSE CRUEL ROSMINIANS CHRISTIAN BROTHERS. I concur with everything he has said as the same thing happened to me on numerous occasions, 6 years of hell. GOOD LUCK TO ALL.
I am sorry William I cant say I rember John O Brian if I tell the truth i have a terible job to rember any of the children at that time. The reason is that I put the whole episode out of my mind, that was the only way I could get on with my life, other wise I dont know what I would have done for the rest of my life. The only person who new what school I went to was my wife, but she never new what I went through. I kept that a secret for 53 years as I was to ashamed to talk about it. It was only that my wife saw on the TV about FERRYHOUSE and came out to the garden and told me about what she saw on the TV. After that she tried to find out what had happened to me in that school, To tell her what happened al those years ago was the hardest thing I have ever done, it made me feel so embarrassed to talk about it. To this day I have never told my two sons and Ihope they never will know. Now my wife understands why I get into strange moods and go into a silent mood for a few days, thih has gone on for the last 55 years. So now I just make the best of the rest of my life. all the best from john.
Hi John i know how how u feel i tired to tell my children about my past and the school i was in i just not bring myself to do it my secret will come with me to the grave so i wish you the best and your family