1878 – Presbytery & Industrial Schools Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson


In Ireland the Industrial Schools Act of 1868 established industrial schools (Irish: scoileanna saothair) to care for “neglected, orphaned and abandoned children”. In recent times these schools have become notorious for the rampant sexual, physical and mental abuse that took place within their walls, often at the hands of members of the religious orders running them. This was built and run as St. Anne’s Industrial School for Girls.