This is a work of fiction inspired by a true story and a dark comedy thriller about horrific abuse in Christian brothers industrial schools.
This follows the lives of five children from incarceration into the Christian brothers industrial reformatory schools through to their adulthood and shows the effects on their entire lives, from psychological damage to physical issues. The school in question is 'St. Conleth's Reformatory School for Boys, Daingean, Co. Offaly'. This was a particularly violent establishment reknowned for its countless stories of systematic rape and abuse of very young boys that went on unhindered for many, many decades and only in the 1990's did any of it come to light. Thereafter victims were forced into silence with meagre compensatory payments, 'settled out of court' which meant the public were still being kept in the dark about the extent of the horrific practices of violent paedophilic priests, brothers and night watchmen charged with a duty of care over many thousands of minors. The stories of torture and 'disappeared' children are synonymous with the very name of "st conleths reformatory school" and still the church and state have done their level best to bury all of the hidden practices of this vile institution into the annuls of forgotten history.