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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- None identfied at present — any information welcome.
- Nicolson, Jill Mother and Baby Homes: a survey of homes for unmarried mothers (1968, Allen & Unwin)
- Redmond, Paul Jude he Adoption Machine: The Dark History of Ireland's Mother and Baby Homes and the Inside Story of How Tuam 800 Became a Global Scandal
- None identified at present.
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