Welcome. Fáilte.

Supporting excluded, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in Britain since 1957.

Our offices are closed.  We are RESPONDING TO PHONE MESSAGES AND EMAILS as best we can during office hours.  The Silver Line, 7 days a week 24 hour help line for older people on 0800 470 8090.  Stay Safe and Stay Well.

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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.


Archive NewsBlog
March 30, 2020

Famine or Feast?

I never thought I’d live to see empty supermarket shelves in the UK; or having to queue up to even enter the store. (more…)
March 26, 2020 in Archive Newsletters, Blog

The World is Still a Handkerchief

The seafront at Herne Bay was eerily quiet. (more…)
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March 24, 2020 in Archive Newsletters, Blog, General

Eternal Christmas?

It was a very different kind of Sunday. (more…)
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March 20, 2020 in Archive Newsletters, Blog

Saved by the Chocolate Cafe

There is just one café left in Canterbury where you can sit down inside (at a certain distance from others, of course!) and drink your tea, and it saved me…
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March 18, 2020 in Archive Newsletters, Blog

A Very Different Kind of St Patrick’s Day

My daughter Miran was due to fly today to Seoul, and then spend 3 months travelling in Asia. (more…)
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