Central Remedial Clinic

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Central Remedial Clinic
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Central Remedial Clinic
Central Remedial Clinic is located in Dublin
Central Remedial Clinic
Shown in Dublin
LocationClontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°22′10.848″N 6°12′4.069″W / 53.36968000°N 6.20113028°W / 53.36968000; -6.20113028Coordinates: 53°22′10.848″N 6°12′4.069″W / 53.36968000°N 6.20113028°W / 53.36968000; -6.20113028
Hospital typeSpecialist
SpecialityCare for children and adults with physical disabilities

The Central Remedial Clinic (Irish: An Príomhchlinic Feabhais), commonly known and referred to as the CRC, is a non-residential national centre established for the care, treatment and development of children and adults with physical disabilities. It is located at Clontarf, Ireland.


The clinic was founded by Lady Valerie Goulding and Kathleen O'Rourke in 1951 as a small non-residential treatment centre in a house on Upper Pembroke Street in Dublin's city centre.[1] In 1954 it moved to Goatstown where it quickly developed paramedical and educational services for people with disabilities.[1] In 1968, it moved into a purpose-built facility in Clontarf.[1] In the 1970s, Lady Goulding hired Charles Haughey to head up its fund-raising arm. Accountant to Haughey, Des Peelo, was chairman for a period. While Lady Goulding ensured continuing finance from State and philanthropic sources, its medical development was under the direction of Dr Ciaran Barry, who also worked at the Mater Hospital.[2] The CRC opened a centre in Waterford, providing a regional assessment service for children in the south-east of Ireland, in 2001 and substantially expanded it in 2011.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Our history". Central Remedial Clinic. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ Jordan, Anthony J. The good samaritans - Memoir of a biographer'. Westport Books. pp. 119–128. ISBN 978-0-9524447-5-6.
  3. ^ "Central Remedial Clinic admits charity money used for top-up payments to senior staff". The Independent. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2019.

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