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Steph and Kath
21-04-2009, 2:53 PM
Can anyone assist me in trying to locate a home, convent or workhouse in Dublin or surrounding districts from unmarried girls?
I have a relation who was having a baby "out of wedlock" around 1910, she was from Maynooth in the Cellbridge district but there is no registration there.
21-04-2009, 5:54 PM
Hi there - welcome to Brit-Gen
I have done a bit of googling and keep finding reference to St Patrick's Home, Navan Road, Dublin, which was a home for unmarried mums at least as far back as 1907.
However, I have not been able thus far to find out anything more about it.
Perhaps the Dublin Records Office would be able to help?
21-04-2009, 9:02 PM
Hi Steph and Kath. Your relative wasn't a victim of the dreaded Magdalene system was she? See this link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_Asylum)
12-08-2009, 4:32 PM
I agree with Jan, I think that St. Patricks is probably the best option, most of the children were adopted to the US.
If you would like to PM me I will check out the birth record, it would come within the Dublin registration district.
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