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Memories of journeys that changed lives forever

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 2:00pm
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Memories of journeys that changed lives forever

Paddy Coleman in Dunmore. Photo: Ray Ryan

Memories of journeys that changed lives forever

Paddy Coleman in Dunmore. Photo: Ray Ryan

 

“It was the usual practice to take the patients to the hospital late at night, often after midnight, so that the neighbours would not witness them being taken away. The Gardaí would arrest them and force them into the car, if necessary."

These are the memories of Dunmore's Paddy Coleman who as a taxi driver in the 1960s recalls transporting many local people to St Brigid's Hospital in Ballinasloe. Many never came home again.

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