Templeogue Nursery Rescue Home, Templeogue, Republic of Ireland

The Templeogue Nursery Rescue Home was founded in about 1910 by Mrs W.F, Oigott. It occupied a property known as Little Fortfield, the at north side of Templeogue Road, Co. Dublin. The home provided accommodation for up to twelve 'first fall maternity cases', i.e. unmarried girls and women who were pregnant for the first time. The home was primarily a Protestant establishment but would admist Catholic women. The mothers were expected to remain for up to months after the birth of the baby. The home requested payment, if possible, from those using its facilities.

The home appears to have closed in the 1920s. The building no longer survives.

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