sheba99 wrote: »
Did any women held in Good Shepard convents have to assemble games for MB Games or Hasbro? Just wondering because a friend of mine mentioned recently that an elderly Aunt of hers did work for MB games in Waterford which is where this woman was all of her adult life in the Good Shepard Convent, Waterford.
survived wrote: »
I was in dunboyne in 1980 and we had to put cello covers on greetin cards there was no assembly of games at that stage well not to my knowledge anyway .
RANIA wrote: »
hi my mum was there from june 79 to march/april 1980.were you there at those dates?
junemay wrote: »
My understanding is the Commission of Inverstigation is in the process of being set up. At some stage, they will publish contact details and arrangements for those of us who want to contribute.
junemay wrote: »
My understanding is the Commission of Investigation is in the process of being set up. At some stage, they will publish contact details and arrangements for those of us who want to contribute.
vinosol wrote: »
I was in Dunboyne from July 1980 until end of October .. my son was born in Holles street on the 19th of October. . I was continuously pestered by Sr . Regina to give my baby up for adoption. I travelled to the hospital with Ger Kelly in a taxi at midnight ..I remember him driving slowly through the phoenix park so as not to go over speed bumps too hard.. He was so kind to me. I spent the night on my own in labour and delivered my son at 7.15 am . I was put back in a ward with new mums with their babies and I wasn't allowed to have mine. I was so upset that they gave in and brought him to me . I was adamant I was keeping him until his daddy gave me an ultimatum .. sadly I choose him but asked if I could take my baby as I wasn't sure. I was visited by Sr. Cait who was very cross with me for changing my mind. I was brought back to the home and was with my son for 3 days up in an attic nursery.I was brought to the good room and made to speak with a priest and Sr. Regina who had disappeared for a while. I was told of the shame I had caused and the time I had wasted and how I would never be accepted back to my family for bringing shame on them. I was told I had no choice ànd my baby already had parents ready to give him a good home. I cared for my baby and cried myself to sleep each night. I had him christened there and called him Stuart Declan.. marguerite was his godmother.. she was so nice to me. I was broken the day they took him from me.. 2 of the nuns held me back when Regina took my baby.. I screamed and ran after her but the door was locked so I ran up more stairs and looked out a small window where I saw my baby in a ladys arms getting into a car... my mind is completely blank sine that day . I don't recall what happened or leaving that place. I did go to Dublin to sign some papers what I now believe to be the final papers but I was told I was to tell nobody what I was doing or it would all come out of the shame I had brought on myself and my family. How could I have been so nieve. ..
Chocolate wrote: »
I'm from Dunboyne. The convent dog that I remember from my childhood was called Jacko.
Chocolate wrote: »
I'm from Dunboyne. The convent dog that I remember from my childhood was called jacko
lilliemaie wrote: »
I was in dunboyne March till May 1981.I remember the nuns Sr claire Regina and Ambrose don't remember any more. also remember Crissie and gwen who worked there. also all the lovely girls. You were known by you're first name then bur if there were two girls with the same first name the name was changed. also remember /gerry kelly the bus driver lovely man.
Mazdoll wrote: »
helen k wrote: »
hi i was in dunboyne from september 1988 and left in march 1989 .i remember sister anne and the husky dog was anybody there at tht time tht remembers helen k. i just found this site tonight and am shocked and intrigued by it all its 21 yrs since i was there and had a happy out come