Welcome. Fáilte.

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

Looking ahead with hope

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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.

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.


October 13, 2017

Irish Chaplaincy on Pilgrimage

There is a good tradition in L’Arche, my previous organization, of going on pilgrimage. Each year in May or June the normal routine of life is put to one side…

September 28, 2017 in Blog, General

Celebrating 60 Years

It was once known as ‘County Kilburn’ in view of the many Irish who settled in this North London borough in the post-war years…

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September 12, 2017 in Blog, General, Irish Travellers, Older Irish People, Prisoners, Volunteering

Welcome, Fàilte

Welcome to our wonderful new website and welcome to the first of what I hope will be a weekly blog from me with thoughts, reflections, stories (maybe even the occasional song!).

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August 31, 2017 in General, Prisoners

Sitting Where They Sit

This year the Irish Chaplaincy celebrates its 60th birthday. Set up by the Irish bishops as the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy in a very different social, political and cultural climate, it continues today to provide an outreach service to some of the most vulnerable Irish people in Britain.

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July 7, 2017 in General, Volunteering

Irish Chaplaincy in the Catholic Times

60 years of support for the Irish emigrants in Britain Caritas in action

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