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

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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.


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February 24, 2020

Living with Dementia

Our society has a tendency to view old age as a problem and the elderly as a burden on the state; and dementia tends to be seen in an especially…
February 6, 2020 in Archive News, Blog

Once in a Very Blue Moon

Music has a particular power to transport us to another time and place, and one of the songs performed at our St Brigid’s concert had me back in the cosy…
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January 27, 2020 in Archive News, Blog

A Nice Cup of Tea

When I arrived at the train station last Monday morning I was greeted by volunteers from the Samaritans handing out tea bags to commuters (I’ve still got in a cupboard…
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January 9, 2020 in Archive News, Blog, General

If Music be the Food of Love

I was struck by two recent comments about the power of music, one from a 99-year-old Kerry woman; the other by a young man from Belfast. (more…)
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December 18, 2019 in Archive News, Blog

Viva la Música

Music is especially evocative during Advent, although for some people the memories touched can be bittersweet, as I discovered on a prison visit a couple of weeks before Christmas. (more…)
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