Archive for February, 1943

February 23, 1943

On this day in 1943, St. Joesph’s Orphanage in Co. Cavan suffered a major tragedy. Thirty six people were lost in a fire, thirty five of whom were children. St. Joseph’s was founded in 1861 by the Poor Clares, or the Order of Saint Clare. On the night of February 23, a fire began inRead more..