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Author: Kathy O'Beirne
ISBN: 1840189681
Pages: 223 pages
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (August 16, 2005)
Language: English
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e-Book Kathy's Story: A Childhood Hell Inside the Magdalen Laundries epub download

by Kathy O'Beirne



Kathy O'Beirne's earliest memories are of being battered and sexually abused.

Kathy O'Beirne's earliest memories are of being battered and sexually abused. Unable to confide in anyone about the beatings she regularly received from her father or about the boys who made her play dirty games, she became withdrawn and self-destructive, leading a psychiatrist to diagnose her as 'a child with a troublesome mind'. As a result, aged only eight, Kathy was removed from the family home and incarcerated in a series of institutions. Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase.

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Kathy's Story a Childhood Hell Inside the Magdalen Laundries. 5 people like this topic. It's free and anyone can join. Kathy's Story : The True Story of a Childhood Hell Inside Ireland's Magdalen Laundries. At the age of twelve, Kathy was sent to a Magdalen laundry. Unable to confide in anyone about the beatings she regularly received from her father or about the boys who made her play dirty games, she became withdrawn and self-destructive, leading a psychiatrist to diagse her as 'a child with a troublesome mind'. These torious workhouses operated in Ireland throughout the twentieth century and during that time thousands of young girls, some orphans, some pregnant and some considered 'at risk' in the community, were forced to slave in horrendous conditions.

Kathleen Elizabeth "Kathy" O'Beirne (born October 18, 1956) is an Irish author, best known for a controversial memoir known as Kathy's Story in Ireland and as Don't Ever Tell elsewhere.

Kathleen Elizabeth "Kathy" O'Beirne (born October 18, 1956) is an Irish author, best known for a controversial memoir known as Kathy's Story in Ireland and as Don't Ever Tell elsewhere, the most successful non-fiction book published by an Irish author. The daughter of Oliver and Ann O'Beirne, she was born in Dublin. However, in her book, O'Beirne claims that she was adopted

Kathy's Story: The True Story of a Childhood Hell Inside Ireland's Magdalen Laundries: DIVKathy O’Beirne was sexually abused at eight, labeled “troublesome by a psychiatrist, and sent to reform school.

Kathy's Story: The True Story of a Childhood Hell Inside Ireland's Magdalen Laundries: DIVKathy O’Beirne was sexually abused at eight, labeled “troublesome by a psychiatrist, and sent to reform school. After being raped by a visiting priest, she was transferred to a psychiatric hospital and subjected to electric shock therapy.

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with this Book Succceeds Magnificently", "Her Story Is So Horrific, It's Almost Unbelievable", "This is already getting lots of coverage and rightly so. O'Beirne is a survivor but what she has endured will test the hardest heart".

Kathy O'Beirne's earliest memories are of being battered and sexually abused. Unable to confide in anyone about the beatings she regularly received from her father or about the boys who made her play dirty games, she became withdrawn and self-destructive, leading a psychiatrist to diagnose her as 'a child with a troublesome mind'. As a result, aged only eight, Kathy was removed from the family home and incarcerated in a series of institutions. In the first, a reformatory school run by a holy order on behalf of the Irish State, she was raped by a visiting priest. When she tried to get help, she was transferred to a psychiatric hospital, where the abuse continued, along with the administration of large amounts of drugs and electric shock treatment. At the age of twelve, Kathy was sent to a Magdalen laundry. These notorious workhouses operated in Ireland throughout the twentieth century and during that time thousands of young girls, some orphans, some pregnant and some considered 'at risk' in the community, were forced to slave in horrendous conditions. Locked away from their families and the outside world, many of the girls were cruelly punished and sexually abused by the staff or lay visitors. Kathy fell victim to one of these predators and gave birth to baby Annie just weeks before her fourteenth birthday. The little girl had a serious bowel condition but lived to the age of ten, providing the only light in Kathy's blighted life. After all that she has suffered, Kathy has now come forward to tell her harrowing story in the hope that more will be done to help survivors of institutional abuse. She recounts her tragic experiences in unflinching detail but what is most remarkable is the strength of character that shines through such a dark tale. It is this strength that has enabled her to survive and fired her continuing struggle for justice.
Iriar
Well written. Very sad!
Impala Frozen
I really enjoyed this book 2/3 of the way, and then, when she started talking about her therapy later in life to get over all of the torment, I lost interest...
Flamehammer
It's a pity there is no other way of indicating how I felt about this book - the contents were seriously dire but written in such a way that the book was 'unputdownable' - society has much to answer for as does the Church. As a Catholic it horrified me; as a member of a democracy it horrified me too to think that Church and State could so blatantly collude. Compulsory reading for anyone who thinks that the men and women of the cloth are 'pure'.
Iesha
Kathy's Story: A Childhood Hell Inside the Magdalen Laundries

This is a very-well-related story of one of the hellholes called a Magdalen laundry. Certainly a dark period in Ireland's history, which has been coming to light at least within the last two decades.
Gamba
fast ship excellant book
Tuliancel
I learned about the Magdalene Laundries in a class at college. I could not find books on the subject in any public libraries or at any bookstores without special ordering them, which really made me wonder about the strength the Catholic Church still has over hiding its "dirty laundry." This is a true story, which seems impossible that it went on until the 1990's. This book makes you mad and sad all at the same time. Must read!
Molotok
This book made me really angry. It is an indictiment on how the neglect of the state allowed the church to exploit many young people and destoyed the lives of many children through reform school, psychiatric units as well as the Magdalene Laundries. How could they have gotten away with it? The most disgusting bit was when letters from Kathy's mother was with held from her by the nun in the reform school and only brought to light in a meeting 30 years after to throw her off balance. That was just callous and cruel. It strikes me how conveniently perpetrators of evil always manage to justify their acts by referring to religion, law, or 'good' when their actions lack humanity of any sort and only lead to the destruction of innocent lives. Kathy's personal strength in overcoming the odds and yet maintaining a loving, caring, empathetic core is remarkable, but what about others who are not able to find that strength within themselves? I hope that Kathy's case and that of many others get resolved soon so that these institutions and people can be publicly named and shamed and made to compensate for their horrendous abuse of power and the number of young lives they have ruined.
there is a possiblity that this is a hoax. thousands of irish children did suffer at the hands of those there to care and protect them. this book shows how this was achieved, with fear, excuses, lies, control and hate by members of the catholic orders. whilst this book may or maynot be true, the fact is that the nuns, priest, christian brothers and those charged with doing their works, did abuse, physically, mentally and sexually, children in ways that the 21st century knows nothing about.

the real sinners are those that ignored it, those that instigated it, those that did nothing, because, real or a hoax, these things happened in institutions run by the catholic church. there were above the law, and the vatican knows. do they care?

highly recommend the god squad by paddy doyle, this is not a hoax. The God Squad: The Bestselling Story of One Child's Triumph over Adversity