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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 across the whole of 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.


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October 22, 2020

My lockdown lessons

Sky scanner used to be my best friend- my identity was linked to travel and exploring the world, or so I thought!  My Instagram name is Orlaexploring, and I love posting pictures…
October 12, 2020 in Blog, Faith, Prisoners

Prisons Week 11th-17th October 2020

Prisons are sacred places.  There our society claims control over the lives of men and women; there we assume the role of God.  And whether the prison is a large…
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October 7, 2020 in Blog, COVID-19, Faith

In Prison and you came to visit me

Jesus was speaking in a time long before the coronavirus came along and put a stop to prison visiting. (more…)
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October 5, 2020 in Blog, Faith

St Francis of Assisi – a second Christ

Pope Francis’ choice of Assisi for the launch of his latest Encyclical last weekend was well made.  The town of St Francis and St Clare was surely the ideal place…
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September 25, 2020 in Blog

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I was picking up my bike from the repair shop and there came to mind something that Breda had said in the Irish Chaplaincy Summer Retreat, when speaking of her…
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