Heroes Of The Corporation Buildings


Dublin folklorist and author Terry Fagan tweetz:

Corporation Buildings 1960. When I look back at the old photos of where I was born, my pals and me raced along those long balconies playing Cowboys and Indians.

In a few short years some of us would be hiding on the rooftops to avoid capture after escaping from industrial schools.

Terry adds:

…Not everybody stood by and did nothing to help children.

The docker Jemmy Gunnery rescued children from the horror camps.

This is Pauleen  (above) – one of the last women alive who hid children in her tenement room.

The photo she’s pointing to is where she hid my brother in Corporation Buildings in the 1960s.

Any excuse.

Previously: Sentenced To Seven Years

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