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Well dressed baby found abandoned in Cork
The road to Blackrock, Cork where the baby was found Photo: National Library of Ireland

Well dressed baby found abandoned in Cork

Cork, 18 April 1918 - A baby has been found deserted in the Cork City suburb of Blackrock in recent days.

The infant, a well-nourished boy of 12 months and very well dressed, was found in a perambulator on the footpath with a letter pinned to his clothes. It read: ‘For God’s sake, take him in tonight. Put him in an orphanage or institution tomorrow. He was baptised a Catholic.’

The baby was transferred by the police at Blackrock to the Union Hospital where he is being cared for at present.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.