Mother and Baby Homes — N Ireland

The establishments listed below provided at least some accommodation for unmarried mothers and their babies. They include maternity homes, before-and-after-confinement care homes, hostels for pregnant working girls or working mothers, and Magdalen Homes.

Where available, the 'Places' column shows the accommodation provided for mothers and babies (exact figures could change over time).
Note that over the years, many institutions changed location and/or name, sometimes more than once. The accommodation provided, age of those admitted etc. at a home could also vary.

Co. Antrim

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Belfast Midnight Mission Maternity Home, 25-27 (later 29) Malone Place, Belfast1902First maternity cases only received. 5s.12 
Good Shepherd Home / Marianville Home for Mothers and Babies, 511 Ormeau Road, Belfast  22 
Hopedene House Hostel, 55 Dundela Avenue, Strandtown, Belfastby 1949   
Thorndale House Maternity Home, Duncairn Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfastby 1964Maternity Home.20m/16b 
Thorndale House Hostel, Duncairn Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfastby 1964Working Mothers' Hostel.16m/16b 
Salvation Army Home, Thorndale, Duncairn Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfast1905Unmarried mothers and their babies. Free.33m/24 babiesno limit

Co. Down

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Good Shepherd Home / Marianville Home for Mothers and Babies, 132 Armagh Road, Newry  15