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A Group has called on the Government to include former residents of a Protestant-run home in the redress scheme for victims of abuse. The Bethany House Survivors Group represents people who attended two Bethany Homes in Dublin between 1921 and 1972.

The group was formally announced in May 2010 following the discovery last week of unmarked graves of children at Mount Jerome Cemetery in Harold’s Cross, Dublin.

The children had resided in Bethany Home, a residential institution which operated in Blackhall Place, Dublin, from 1921-1934 and in Orwell Road, Rathgar, until it closed in 1972.

A total of 219 unmarked graves containing the remains of children who were residents at the home between 1922 and 1949, have now been found. The Bethany mother and baby home was run by evangelical members of the Church of Ireland but had no formal connection with that church. It operated at Blackhall Place in Dublin from 1921-34 and at Orwell Road, Rathgar, until it closed in 1972.

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Comment by pauline jackson on September 17, 2010 at 10:43
no survivers can come to terms with themselves by themselves .. we all need to bring ererything out into the open .
Comment by Andrew Brennan on September 18, 2010 at 13:17
That's true. In a way, by keeping these things inside ourselves and hidden, we were participating in hiding the abuses ..... and this helped those who wanted everything to be kept buried ... in the dark.
Comment by pauline jackson on September 18, 2010 at 15:41
hello rob may i suggest that you call the site the unknown children or child. as for making a mistake well its due to inexperence and emotions . Ijust hope you dont get bothered by anyone . and of course i forgive you
Comment by jack colleton on April 20, 2012 at 13:03

plenty abuser protestants in Ireland

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