St. Patrick's Home,
St. Patrick's Home
on the Navan Road was initially known as Pelletstown and was originally
set up to provide for children in poverty in Dublin during the late
1800's. It was run by the
Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, (now called the Daughters of
Charity). According to Mike Millotte's Banished Babies, St. Patrick's Home was involved in the secret
254 children to the US for adoption from the 1940's to the 1970's.
St. Patrick's closed in 1985.
Records for St.
Patrick's are held by:
Service Executive, Northern Area
Care Services, Health, Service Executive Northern Area, Park House,
North Circular Road, Dublin 7
Tel: 01 – 8387122
present we have no further information regarding St. Patrick's Home.
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photographs below were taken by Sr. Maeve O'Sullivan. Click on the
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little records are available to the public. Until the religious
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