Salvation Army homes for women: Castle Park House Hostel for Women and Girls

Scope and Content

These are the records of Castle Park House Hostel for Women and Girls, Dublin, c1950-1969.

There are two volumes:

DCP 1. Case book, 1950-1956

DCP 2. Case book, 1966-1969

Administrative / Biographical History

Opened in January 1948 as a Hostel for Girls, at Castle Park House, 21 Haddon Road, Clontarf, Dublin. Originally provided accommodation for 12 girls, reduced to 9 in 1956. Although a hostel for girls, it seems that Castle Park was accepting male residents in the early 1950s. Closed in 1985.

Access Information

The records in this collection are closed to the public. Records of a personal nature relating to identified individuals are closed for the lifespan of the individual. When it is not possible to establish whether an individual has died, a closure period of 84 years (if the individual was an adult when the record was created) or 100 years (if the individual was a child when the record was created) is imposed under the Data Protection Act. Former residents can apply for access to their own records. Please enquire for details. Open files can be viewed in the reading room of The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, open Tue-Fri 9.30-4.00. To make an appointment or to enquire about your own records, phone: 0207 326 7800; or email: .

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue is available in the reading room of the International Heritage Centre.