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Supporting excluded, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in Britain for 60 Years.

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Support for seniors

No one should feel alone. We offer support, friendship and advocacy services.

Support for prisoners

We visit prisoners, offering compassion to them and their families and encourage fairer treatment in prisons.

Support for Irish Travellers

Advocating for the human rights of Travellers and helping to improve their situation in the criminal justice system.

The Irish Chaplaincy is the only charity supporting Irish prisoners in England and Wales. As a result of the research we’ve introduced, many prisons have rethought their approach to Travellers. We believe in a fairer more just society.


May 10, 2018

Sowing the Seeds..

Some people think I’m crazy when I tell them but I love cycling in London. I ride from home each morning down to Canterbury West station on my fold-up bike,…

April 24, 2018 in Prisoners

Family Prison Visits

It is generally understood that prisoners’ families, particularly the children, are as likely to be affected by imprisonment as prisoners are. It is also accepted that it is difficult to maintain family ties and…

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April 18, 2018 in Blog, General

Letting go…moving on

I am sitting in my old bedroom in my childhood home for the very last time and feeling a queer mix of emotions. The room is almost bare, following the…

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April 17, 2018 in General

Irish Chaplaincy Newsletter Spring 2018

Hot off the press.  Here’s our latest Irish Chaplaincy Newsletter Spring 2018.

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April 10, 2018 in Blog, General

St Cuthmans

I am on retreat for two days at a beautiful place in Sussex called St Cuthmans. I have a large room that overlooks a lake, around which ducks are swooping…

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