Irish Sisters of Charity

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1814
With encouragement from the Archbishop of Dublin, Francis Ball returned to the Bar Convent at York (where she had been a pupil) as a novice, with the purpose of qualifying herself to improve the...
1815
Sister Mary Aikenhead founded the Order of the Irish Sisters of Charity in Dublin, primarily to provide home nursing for the poor; later the Order played an important part in girls' education.
1833
A temporary hospital was opened in Dublin by the Irish Sisters of Charity , with room for twelve patients.
1834
St Vincent's Hospital was opened in Dublin by the Irish Sisters of Charity ; this was the first formal training programme for Irish nurses, although only open to Catholics.