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Industrial Memories - Read With Caution

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Comment by Rob Northall on April 5, 2018 at 22:42
Comment by pauline jackson on April 15, 2018 at 9:33

I read this a few days ago. It does bring back memories. My 9 years in goldenbridge will never leave me. The scraps dident happen often but we all remember them. I remember the mouldy bread we often got for breakfast . As an adult now i think about the fact that it was served up for us to break off the rot in a cloud of green dust..

Comment by pauline jackson on April 15, 2018 at 9:47

The nuns were sure that we suffer. The excuse was that god had decided that we dident deserve perents.What kind of adults would say such things to children.The old sayings such as spare the rod and spoil the child were repeated oner and over again. So the beatings were violent.Burst eardrums rotten teeth were common in places run by the religous. Another of thier sayings was your souls were as dirty as the soles of your shoes. Mad women were trusted by all. How to make a good life for ourselves after that!!!!!!!!!!. Once xeveria left things changed. When i read a book about the 60ths i was amazed. Thay went shopping for the nuns. wow.

Comment by Mary theresa Doyle on April 18, 2018 at 20:17

I was made to work in the laundrys from the age six, because i slapped a girl who was biting my sister, and continued to work there for 12 of the eighteen months we remained with the nuns in Clifden Galway.

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