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Inchicore Industrial School, Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland

The Inchicore Industrial School, to the west of Dublin, was opened in May 1869 and was the first such institution to be established for boys in Ireland. In March 1870, however, it was decided to close the School after it was officially deemed as being 'defective'. Its place was taken by the new Industrial School at Artane which opened a few months later.


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  • Barnardo's Origins Tracing Service — for people (and their families) who spent all or part of their childhood in an Irish Industrial School and are interested in tracing information about their parents, siblings or other relatives.
  • Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912 (available online to subscribers of FindMyPast) include details of committals to Irish Reformatories and Industrial Schools.