Mother and Baby Homes — Republic of Ireland

The establishments listed below are believed to have provided at least some accommodation for unmarried mothers and their babies, during at least some of their existence. They include maternity homes, before-and-after-confinement care homes, hostels for pregnant working girls or working mothers, and Irish County Homes. Homes that in their day were labelled Magdalen Homes are listed elsewhere.

Where applicable, 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. Cavan

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Cathedral Road, Cavan1921Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Clare

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Auxiliary Home / County Nursery, St Joseph's Terrace, Cooraclare Road, Kilrush1922Unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Cork

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
West Cork County Home, Convent Road, Clonakilty1920sInmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  
St Finbarr's, Douglas Road, Cork1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  
Bessborough Mother and Baby Home, Blackrock, Cork1922Unmarried mothers and their babies25m/25b 
North Cork Auxiliary Home, The Showgrounds, Fermoy1922Unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Donegal

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
The Castle, Newtowncunningham  8m/8b 
County Home, The Glebe, Stranorlar1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Dublin

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Kevin's Institution, James Street, Dublin1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  
St Gerard's, 39 Mountjoy Square, Dublin1933Fee-paying privatecases and 'select destitute cases'.20m/12b 
Miss Carr's (Flatlets), 16 (later 5) Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin1972Mothers and babies moving towards independent living.8m/8b 
Eglinton House, 75 Eglinton Road, Dublin1986   
Dublin Magdalen Asylum, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin1766Respectable class on first fall. Free. Protestantss only.20under 0
Belmont (Flatlets), Belmont Avenue, Dublin1980Mothers and babies moving towards independent living.11m/11b 
Dublin Magdalen Asylum, Denny House, Eglinton Road, Dublin1766 7m/7b 
St Patrick's Home, Navan Road, Pelletstown, Dublin1919   
Regina Coeli Hostel, North Brunswick Street, Dublin    
Dublin Bethany Home, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin1934   
Templeogue Nursery Rescue Home, Little Fortfield, Templeogue1910First fall maternity cases. Remain 6 months after birth of baby. Payment when possible.12no limit

Co. Galway

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Children's Home, R362, Glenamaddy1922   
Mother and Baby Home, Cooraclare Road, Kilrush1922   
Mother and Baby Home, Dublin Road, Tuam1925Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Kerry

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Rock Road, Killarney1921Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Kildare

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Woodstock Street, Athy1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Kilkenny

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Chapel Lane, Thomastown1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Queen's County (Co. Laois)

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Columbkille's County Home, St Joseph's Terrace, Mountmellick1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Leitrim

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Station Road, Manorhamilton1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Limerick

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Borough Home, Shelbourne Road, Limerick1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  
County Home, Gortboy, Newcastle West1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Longford

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Dublin Road, Longford1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Louth

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Dublin Road, Drogheda1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  
County Home, Ardee Road, Dundalk1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Mayo

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Davitt's Terrace, Castlebar1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Meath

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Ard Mhuire Mother and Baby Home, Maynooth Road, Dunboyne1955Unmarried mothers and babies, including mothers with more than one child.  
County Home, Patrick Street, Trim1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Monaghan

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Laurel Hill, Castleblayney1921Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

King's County (Co. Offaly)

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Emmett Road, Tullamore1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Roscommon

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Golf Links Road, Roscommon1921Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Sligo

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Ballytivnan Road, Sligo1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Tipperary

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Deer Park Road, Cashel1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  
Sean Ross Mother and Baby Home, Short Corville Road, Roscrea1931Unamrried mothers and their babies.  
County Home, Castlemeadows, Thurles1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Waterford

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Springmount, Dungarvan1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Westmeath

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home, Castlepollard1935Unamrried mothers and their babies.136m/120b 
County Home, Castlepollard Road, Mullingar1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Wexford

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Munster Hill, Enniscorthy1922Inmates included unmarried mothers and their babies  

Co. Wicklow

Name and LocationFounded/OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
County Home, Union Lane, Rathdrum1920sInmates included unmarried mothers and their babies