Calling All People…

Dear all,

I recently found out that my Grandfather went into a Barnardo’s home in Ireland, I was intrigued by this as I know nothing about his past whilst in Ireland (He moved to the Midlands when he left the home). For a project I am going to tell his story and I would love to hear other people’s stories and see photographs.

I have looked everywhere to try and find a community that discusses this topic, even Barnardo’s has no forum to discuss these stories. It is like it is a forgotten subject now that all of the homes have gone. My Grandfather’s story was luckily a success story and thankfully that was down to Barnardo’s.

The end goal would be to approach Barnardo’s with these stories and ask them if they would consider setting up a community for family history stories that involve them.

I am currently doing this as a university project but I want to take this so much further. Have a look at my blog and the progress I have been making so far –

Please feel free to email me at or leave a message on here, if you would like more information or even better tell me your story.

Thank you for your time.


One thought on “Calling All People…

  1. Hi Jennifer this is Jim Hearn and we live in St John’s NL Canada.. we are educated professionals over here..The old fellow came fm Carrick on Suir and landed in Harbour Grace Newfoundland in 1788 thence to Brigus a few years later where we still have our ancestral home.. He passed on there in 1855..We treasure our Irish roots and both our sons have returned to Ireland to do Med Degrees.. one finished at RCSI in <May of this Year and is now specializing in EET in Ottawa.. The other is studying in Limerick.. and will be there for 3 more years..
    Very interested in any info you have on possible connections between us love to hear from You

    Best Jim &Linda Hearn

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