shirleyshaw wrote: »
hi my name is shirley and i was in dunboyne 1986 were u there then.
gavig123 wrote: »
I remember Ivan and yes he was sr annes dog.
I was there twice - once in 1969 when I was born and stayed there with my birth mother until I was adopted at 5 months old. History repeated itself and I was there in 1986 when my son was born and he was placed for adoption in 1987. I did not know until recently that I had been there in 1969 which I found unsettling. I have been back at a friends wedding in the hotel when I had no option but to go and found it to be one of the hardest days of my life my husband was with me and knows all my history and helped me get through that day.
gavig123 wrote: »
i am trying to find out some information about a girl that took a photo of me and my daughter in the hospital she was in dunboyne too but i cannot remember her name
Mazdoll wrote: »
My son is twenty this week. It has been two decades since I spent my pregnancy in the Good Shepherd Mother and baby home in Dunboyne. My son is with me and we have not had an easy life but a good life "together". I always think of all the girls who were there in dunboyne spending their preganacy with me. All the babies given up for adoption, where are they now, the heart ache and loss of the Mam's and the waiting for contact over these years.
I think of the letters we had to write to our babies, newly born at the time and the cries in the "after hospital room" from us mothers for the loss of our children.
If any of you are reading this, I have not forgotten and for every milestone I reach with my son, I think of you and hope that one day you will be reunited.
orange girl wrote: »
Happy irthday to your son who is twenty this week , my daughter will be twenty this May and is still with me too thank god,i logged on a found this thread by accident and it just seems so unreal as i havent talked about dunboyne in years,it holds good and sad memories ,
To all the very very brave girls who were there and gave their babies up my thoughts and prayers with you always.
I was there from dec 1990 to early june 1990 and it amde me grow up very quickly, some wonderful marvellous girls that i will never forget
luv to u all xx