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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #144 on: Thursday 14 June 18 00:36 BST (UK) »
Hi All

This is s General call-out to Adoptees Born at

St, Joseph’s Nursing Home,
78 Lower Drumcondra Road
Dublin 9, Ireland

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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #145 on: Thursday 14 June 18 03:34 BST (UK) »
Where’s the page on Facebook?

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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #146 on: Friday 15 June 18 14:17 BST (UK) »
It’s a Facebook group page called

Adoptees born at 78 Lr Drumcondra Road, D.9

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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #147 on: Friday 15 June 18 14:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks! Already found it and have joined :)

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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #148 on: Tuesday 06 November 18 11:52 GMT (UK) »
Just opening up this thread again:

My interest is in Rose Farrell in 540 NCR. Does anyone know whether her facility (and those like it) were used by married couples, or mostly for unmarried mothers?

My interest is in a boy born there in 1936, but baptised a few weeks later with a father's and mother's name, as well as a location (Drumshambo). I am not sure whether to trust this information or not.

 His birth was registered years later (in 1951) with the same father's and mother's names. Rose Farrell was the informant then.

I think at this stage he was not formally adopted but "handed on" somehow (maybe family connections).

Hard to know which thread or clues to follow.
Kane, Cleary, Kennedy, Flynn,

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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #149 on: Sunday 25 November 18 01:52 GMT (UK) »
@gerryk, from earlier posts it seems the services were used by both. Births had to be notified to the local registrar by the hospital or private midwife and there was a lot of wrong information but fifteen years late is a long time before registering the birth. was the baptism in a different place? If the parents details on the birth and baptism certs are the same did you check for a marriage cert?

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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #150 on: Sunday 25 November 18 08:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks LC. Yes, the details on both baptism and birth registration are the same, but not surprising, since the informant in both cases was Rose Farrell, albeit 16 years apart. And I have checked all the sites and information sources for a marriage cert and I can't find any. That is what leads me to believe that all the details were fabricated to hide the identity of the child.
I am now trying to trace the family history of the family that took him in, to see if there is any connection at all there.
Thanks for your input.
Gerry
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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #151 on: Sunday 25 November 18 09:42 GMT (UK) »
My paperwork is from Nurse Farrell and she informed the authorities I was born in Nurse Gallagher home. All complete lies. I have done a DNA test and made contact with my birth fathers great nephew. Looks like I was born in Cork not Dublin. I was born in April not August as stated. I was driven from cork as a baby to be fostered out by Nurse Farrell.
Do not beleive any type of information you get from either Nurse Farrell or Nurse Gallagher. They lied through their teeth to keep babies identity a secret. I advise anyone looking to do a DNA test.

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Re: Telephone directory 1950
« Reply #152 on: Monday 26 November 18 14:12 GMT (UK) »
Persian, that's great progress in your search  :) but what a web of lies you uncovered, it's hard to believe how so much was hidden and by those in authority. It is a scandal that basic information is still blocked from people.

It looks like the dna test may be the only way to go for a lot of people as the paper records are not reliable.

Do you mind sharing which company you tested with (or send pm if that's against forum rules).