A Franciscan/Mercy Initiative
Bedford Row receives Core Funding from the Irish Prison Service

Welcome to the Bedford Row Family Project, Limerick


Bedford Row Family Project supports families of prisoners. Crime and imprisonment affects all of us and causes a lot of pain and distress in society.  In our work with families, children are our most important priority….

Why? Because we believe in a world beyond imprisonment.

A world where a child growing up in a family affected by imprisonment can be prevented from going down the same road.

A world where a child can be loved, nurtured and protected.

A world where fear, anxiety and uncertainty  in families can be replaced by trust and hope.

Read our website, look at our DVD, and find out more about our unique model. We need your help in our work to fashion better outcomes for children in distress, have healthier communities and a safer society in general.

(Más mian leat do ghnó a dhéanamh tré Gaeilge déanamid gach iarracht é sin a eagrú)


Latest News

New Beginning!

January 28, 2017
On 9 Jan 2017 Lee Ann Purcell took up the challenging job of starting up Bedford Row (Clare).  Lee Ann will be based in Ennis, will work with families in… read more →

Students on Placement

January 28, 2017
We say goodbye to Mark Twomey (UL) and Sarah O’Grady (LIT) who were with us from September to Christmas (2016).  Mark and Sarah made a very good contribution to Bedford… read more →

Bedford Row Clare

June 22, 2016
A group of committed people, mostly based in Ennis, have been working with staff of Bedford Row over the past few months to set up a Project to support families… read more →

Research – Evaluation

June 19, 2016
The ‘gathering of information’ element of the Research that Mary Immaculate College are doing, entitled ‘Holding the Suffering’ (mentioned in our ‘News’ last October), is now complete.  Ann Higgins and… read more →


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