Mother and Baby Homes — Republic of 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. Dublin

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
Dublin Magdalen Asylum, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin1766Respectable class on first fall. Free. Protestantss only.20under 20
St Patrick's Mother and Baby Home, Navan Road, Cabra, Dublinby 1949   
Templeogue Nursery Rescue Home, Little Fortfield, Templeogue1910First fall maternity cases. Remain 6 months after birth of baby. Payment when possible.12no limit

Co. Westmeath

Name and LocationFounded/ OpenedClasses Received, Weekly fees, etc.PlacesAdmission Age
St Peter's Hospital, Castlepollardby 1964Maternity Home.136m/120b