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The Bethany Home, Orwell Road, Rathgar

Bethany opened in 1921 in Blackhall Place, Dublin. It moved to Rathgar, in 1934, where it closed in 1972. It incorporated the Prison Gate and Midnight Missions and their work in admitting female ex-criminals and prostitutes. Convicted Protestant females and young people were detained also in the Bethany Home.

Read a history of the Bethany Home.

Bethany graves
Location of initial Bethany 33 graves discovered in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin

Former Bethany House residents Derek Leinster, Patrick Anderson McQuoid and Noleen Belton attend a memorial service at the unmarked graves of 40 children from the home in Mount Jerome cemetery in Dublin 21 May. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Former Bethany House residents Derek Leinster, Patrick Anderson McQuoid and Noleen Belton attend a memorial service at the unmarked graves of 40 children from the home in Mount Jerome cemetery in Dublin 21 May. (Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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