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Borstal in Ireland

W. N. Osborough

Borstal in Ireland

custodial provision for the young adult offender, 1906-1974

by W. N. Osborough

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Published by Institute for Public Administration in Dublin .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ireland
    • Subjects:
    • Juvenile detention homes -- Ireland -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Nial Osborough.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKDK1835 .O8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 184 p. ;
      Number of Pages184
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4933163M
      ISBN 100902173669
      LC Control Number76360030

      Add tags for "Borstal in Ireland: custodial provision for the young adult offender, ". Be the first. We spent just a few days in Ireland on our honeymoon trip last summer. I resolved to read more Irish writers. They churn them out. Behan was arrested in England as a 16 year-old I.R.A. soldier and bomb maker, and this is his memoir of his time in borstal (juvie). This is a different sort of prison book than last week’s A Gentleman in Moscow/5(15).

        The songs his grandfather used to sing especially when he was the book, Brendan sang a Borstal Song that goes like this: "Oh, they say I ain't no good 'cause I'm a Borstal boy,But a Borstal boy is what I'll always be,I know it is a title, a title I bear with pride,To Borstal, to Borstal and the beautiful countryside.I turn my back upon 4/5(30). Ireland’s ‘Moral Hospital’ The Irish Borstal System By Conor Reidy Irish Academic Press pp. £ CONOR REIDY could not have chosen Author: WILLA MURPHY.

      Borstal Boy is Behan’s forthright account of his life as a teenage inmate or Young Prisoner (YP) in the English penal system. Each of the book’s three parts depicts his life in a different. The book, “Borstal Boy “ was pub­lished here in Back in Ireland, he was sen­tenced to 14 years after a wave of violence. He was released in the general amnesty of but was.


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Borstal in Ireland by W. N. Osborough Download PDF EPUB FB2

Behan’s autobiographical novel, Borstal Boy, was published the same year and became a worldwide best-seller. Benedict Kiely was one of the most beloved Irish authors. Inhe was named Saoi of Aosdána, the highest honor given by the Arts Council of Ireland/5(82).

Patrick's Borstal Institution, Clonmel, was established in as a place of detention for young male offenders aged between 16 and Located in the centre of Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland, it was the only Borstal instituted in Ireland and was established on the site of the historic town gaol, the former adult prisoners having been transferred to other jails.

Young Offenders: Inside Ireland's teenage borstal For years, Oberstown had a notorious ­reputation, but the head of the country's top ­juvenile detention centre wants to change that. Our. Borstal is a place in the Medway unitary authority of Kent in South East ally a village near Rochester, it has become absorbed by the expansion of youth prison at Borstal gave its name to the Borstal reform school ct: Medway.

15 rows    He spent three years as a prisoner in England, primarily in Borstal. This book examines the treatment and reformation of the 'juvenile-adult' offender class at Clonmel borstal in county Tipperary.

It was the first and only such institution in Ireland, opened in for the purpose of reforming male offenders aged between sixteen and twenty-one years.5/5(1). Borstal Boy is a autobiographical book by Brendan story depicts a young, fervently idealistic Behan, who loses his naïveté over the three years of his sentence to a juvenile borstal, softening his radical Irish republican stance and warming to his British fellow prisoners.

From a technical standpoint, the novel is chiefly notable for the art with which it captures the Author: Brendan Behan. In Borstal Boy, there are just Brendan "Paddy" Behan is convicted of murder: he detonated an explosive that killed at least 4 people.

Since he is 16 y/o at the time of the crime, he now stays in an institution called a Borstal which is a type of youth prison in the United Kingdom, run by the Prison Service and intended to reform seriously 4/5. Behan’s autobiographical novel, Borstal Boy, was published the same year and became a worldwide best-seller.

Benedict Kiely was one of the most beloved Irish authors. Inhe was named Saoi of Aosdána, the highest honor given by the Arts Council of : David R. Godine, Publisher. He spent three years as a prisoner in England, primarily in Borstal (reform school), and was then expelled to his homeland, a changed but hardly defeated rebel.

Once banned in the Irish Republic, Borstal Boy is both a riveting self-portrait and a clear look into the problems, passions, and heartbreak of Ireland.4/5(8). The book takes account of key external events including the Rising, the Irish Civil War and the First and Second World Wars, and their effects on Clonmel borstal.

The book allows for comparisons between the administration of the system by the British government prior to Independence and the Irish state after Borstal system, English reformatory system designed for youths between 16 named after an old convict prison at Borstal, Kent.

The system was introduced in but was given its basic form by Sir Alexander Paterson, who became a prison commissioner in. Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan is a book that I’ve meant to read for a long time, and I finally got around to it last year.

My main interest in Brendan Behan is as an icon of Irishness, and as a figure in Irish social and cultural history. Irish republicanism, Catholicism, literary postmodernism, working class culture, popular culture, folk culture, liberalism and a strain of anarchism all.

Borstal Boy, autobiographical work by Irish writer Brendan Behan, published in The book portrays the author’s early rebelliousness, his involvement with the Irish Republican cause, and his subsequent incarceration for two years in an English Borstal, or.

Time to take Brendan Behan out of theatrical borstal pro-European Ireland, a place for the most part relieved about the vanishing influence of the once-dominant Catholic Church while at the.

The best books that are about, set in, or have something to do with Ireland. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Borstal Boy is the autobiography that resulted from his experience.

It belongs both to the genre of prison literature and to the long history of Irish-English relations, or animosities. Once banned in the Irish Republic, Borstal Boy is both a riveting self-portrait and a clear look into the problems, passions, and heartbreak of Ireland.

Without a doubt the most important book of its kind published this century. —New Statesman. Get this from a library. Ireland's 'moral hospital': the Irish borstal system, [Conor Reidy] -- "This ground-breaking book examines the treatment and reformation of the 'juvenile-adult' offender class at Clanmel borstal in County Tipperary.

It was the first and only such institution in Ireland. Borstal Boy makes me laugh out loud and also reminds me of my time in the British Royal Navy. One of the young Brendan Behan's fellow prisoners in the English young peoples' prison is a sailor named Charlie.

The book shows some of the horrors of prison life but also a lot of the camaraderie that goes on whenever boys get together/5(81). Soft cover. Condition: Good. Reprint. Book in good reading condition. The book is the autobiography of Brendan Behan continuing where his book "Borstal Boy" left off.

This book was first published after Brendan Behan's tragic death. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 5.This book is in a different vein.

The author was the product of a broken home, who early on took to thieving in back streets. Thereafter his career followed the full course of Approved School, Borstal, probation, short prison sentences and penal servitude, interspersed with brief periods of freedom in dead-end jobs, or tramping the countryside.In his teens he read Behan's book Borstal Boy.

And in Peter saw the stage version of Borstal Boy in which Frank Grimes and Niall Tóibín played the respective Behan characters, young and old.