The Orphans That Never Were

On February 23rd 1943, a fire in St Joseph's industrial school in Cavan Town, an orphanage run by an enclosed order nuns caught fire. 35 orphans and one elderly woman died that night. After the fire, attention turned to the role played by the Poor Clares, the order of nuns who ran the orphanage, and the local fire service and what could have been done differently... (First published 2013)

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