Kathy's Story

Kathy's Story

The True Story of A Childhood Hell Inside Ireland's Magdalen Laundries

Book - 2006
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Kathy 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. At 12, she ended up in a Magdalen laundry, the notorious workhouses where thousands of other "troublesome" girls were incarcerated, abused, and forced to slave in horrendous conditions. In unflinching detail, yet illuminated by strength and hope, Kathy's Story recounts her harrowing experiences, remarkable survival, and campaign to help other victims of institutional abuse.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Greystone Books, c2006
ISBN: 9781553651680
Branch Call Number: 365.42 OBE
Characteristics: 223 p. ; 23 cm


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Nov 10, 2013

After reading this book I found out it was a hoax. What kind of person gets off making up lies about sexual abuse?

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