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Offline eileen58

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St Kevin's Reformatory Wicklow
« on: Friday 10 November 17 19:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I have discovered my Granddad was sent to St Kevin's Reformatory in 1904 as I know very little about him I  was desperate to find out if any records about him/his time there exist. I contacted the site and a very helpful lady told me they have records up till 1903 and suggested I contact the Dept of Education and ask for the records under the Freedom of Information Act. I did this and received a speedy reply telling me their records run from 1908!! so there is a gap of 5 years covering the time I need would anybody have any suggestions where I could try next?
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Re: St Kevin's Reformatory Wicklow
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 November 17 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked for him on 1911 Census?

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Re: St Kevin's Reformatory Wicklow
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 November 17 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Yes I think I have him on 1901 and 1911 census. I was hoping someone might know the whereabouts of the missing years!

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Re: St Kevin's Reformatory Wicklow
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 November 17 09:21 GMT (UK) »
see reply 2 here
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=677364.0

do not be afraid to ring them i dealt with them a few years ago and found them very helpful though they  prefer you to write to them.

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Re: St Kevin's Reformatory Wicklow
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 November 17 10:12 GMT (UK) »
Thank you,
I did contact them directly but annoying their records finish in 1903 and I need 1904, and they were very helpful!