In My Own Words (Still Running)

In My Own Words (Still Running) By Mickey Finn, In My Own Words Still Running In June a twelve year old child was summonsed to appear at Dublin s Magistrates Court The offence for which he was charged related to an amateurish break in when coerced and accompanied by older
  • Title: In My Own Words (Still Running)
  • Author: Mickey Finn
  • ISBN: 9781456779993
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • In My Own Words (Still Running) By Mickey Finn, In June 1964, a twelve year old child was summonsed to appear at Dublin s Magistrates Court The offence for which he was charged related to an amateurish break in when coerced and accompanied by older children In terms of gravity the misbehaviour was hardly than a prank In the severe surroundings of that oak panelled court, deep in the bowels of Dublin Castle, MickIn June 1964, a twelve year old child was summonsed to appear at Dublin s Magistrates Court The offence for which he was charged related to an amateurish break in when coerced and accompanied by older children In terms of gravity the misbehaviour was hardly than a prank In the severe surroundings of that oak panelled court, deep in the bowels of Dublin Castle, Mickey was sentenced to serve Three years hard labour in what was then known as an industrial school Letterfrack Industrial School to which he was sent is situated in Connemara, one of Ireland s most isolated regions For a child its remoteness found its equal only in a Siberian gulag the likelihood of escape less than that from San Francisco s notorious Alcatraz Prison Its seclusion in this malevolent place of correction was a major factor in the institutionalised abuse of children by the Christian Brothers with whom these unfortunate waifs were placed Many of these ill fated youngsters had not been convicted of any offence their crime was that they were orphaned most if not all were victims of dysfunctional family life During his sentence Mickey, and the hundreds of other children who passed through this den of depravity, were methodically physically and mentally tortured and abused The Irish State was instrumental in providing this depraved band of brothers with a steady supply of victims With Taliban like zeal the Christian Brothers methodically administered random life threatening beatings merely on a whim the injurious were witnessed by fellow brothers and many witnessed by other terrified children.
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    132 thoughts on “In My Own Words (Still Running)”

    1. An important book No wonder the current Irish Prime Minister apologised to all the children that were incarcerated and then suffered sexual and mental abuse an criticised the power the catholic church had over the state and vowed, no .


    2. These children were ripped from their homes with no notice for petty crimes and for incredibly long amounts of time And these were the ones who actually did something wrong, some just had the misfortune of being orphans That s horrible enough But then they re forced to suffer terrible acts of cruelty physical, sexual, and mental abuse I can maybe understand the townspeople turning a blind eye to what may be happening What I fail to fathom is how when these children came home on break , their par [...]


    3. I really enjoyed this book, not because it was a heart warming happily ever after book, but it truly evoked emotion and the strength of the human soul My heart broke for Mickey and the other boys and the life they were forced to live They were robbed of their childhood and never had the opportunity to be a carefree happy kids I have boys around the same age as Mickey was and the thought that another human being could treat a child so horribly and cruel left me questioning those in authority I wa [...]


    4. Firstly, I won this book as part of a Giveaway Thank you to all authors and readers who support this excellent scheme.This book acts as a potent reminder of the damage that both state and religious institutions can do to the vulnerable and needy in the name of convenience and so called morality Although this testimonial focuses upon the Irish experience, it s a theme that has become all too common across the globe.I found Finn s narrative compelling and authentic I could hardly put it down and f [...]


    5. I received this book for free on first reads The book was very well written It felt like I was there going through the tragic ordeals that Mickey Finn was going through I enjoyed the book but it was very disturbing to read about the way Ireland s children are treated in the places they called the Industrial School I just hope that some justice has been handed out to the poor esxcuse for Human beings that were running those schools and that the children who endured are able to find some closure i [...]


    6. I m not one for true life books but this one is a must read How these people got away with abuse on a mass scale is beggars belief, these children supposedly looked after by men of god were let down by the system at every turn and should be compensated today an apology is not enough for what these kids suffered We aren t talking about Victorian times, it s less than 50 years ago Thanks for sharing your story and I hope you ve found some relief by sharing your story.


    7. This is a free book from first reads Mickey, thank you for the opportunity to review your book.In My Own Words Still Running by Mickey FinnAfter than forty years, Mickey has written his memoir He is still haunted by the memories of mental, physical, and sexual abuse that he and hundreds of other unfortunate children suffered at the hands of the so called Christian Brothers at the Letterfrack Industrial School in Connemara.


    8. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars just because the grammer and how it was written but other then that it was really good I will be doing an in depth review on my youtube channel and will leave the link here later Its a good book about the authors life in a prison type school since the age of 12 It was really good and kept me reading the only thing I didnt like was all the errors.


    9. I have recently finished reading this book and cannot recommend it enough I found it captivating, compelling, funny in parts and I could not put it down until I finished it.Congratulations to the author and I am quite sure it will be a winner The only sad thing about it is s a True story, hope we don t have to wait too long for book two.


    10. I won this book in Giveaways and due to it going missing via the postal the author was kind enough to send me an ebook version Thank you Mickey And thank you for sharing your story Your book inspired me to learn about the industrial school you were sent to Next on the reading list if I can get a copy is Founded on Fear by Peter Tyrrell.


    11. Can t review it Can t star it Recommend it Same I do not have a clue if it is a work of art or one of the most depressing books I ever read



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