St Vincent's Orphanage, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Republic of Ireland
The St Vincent's Orphanage for Roman Catholic children at Drogheda was run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul. Opened by the 1860s, it occupied premises on Fair Street, Drogheda, adjacent to the Sisters' convent, known as the House of Charity.
The orphanage site in the early 1900s is shown on the map below.
The orphanage continued in operation until at least the 1950s.
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- Daughters Of Charity Of St Vincent De Paul, Provincial House, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1RE. (Archivist: Sister Bernadette Ryder DC)
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
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