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The Irish White Cross was established on the 1st of February 1921, as a mechanism for distributing funds raised by the American Committee for Relief in Ireland.[1] It continued to operate until the Irish Civil War and its books were officially closed in 1928. From 1922, its activities were essentially wound down, and remaining funds divested to subsidiary organisations. The longest running of these aid committees was the Children's Relief Association, which distributed aid to child victims of this troubled period, north and south of the border, until 1947.[2]


Douglas, James G. Ed. J. Anthony Gaughan: Memoirs of Senator James G. Douglas- Concerned Citizen:University College Dublin Press: 1998: ISBN 1-900621-19-3
Report of American Committee for Relief in Ireland: Internet Archive
Report of the Irish White Cross to 31 August, 1922 : Internet Archive
Elizabeth, Helen : The Largest Amount of Good: Quaker Relief in Ireland, 1654-1921 : 1993 : ISBN 0773509593
Ceannt, Áinne B.É : Irish White Cross 1920-47 - The Storey of its Work : Pub. 'At the Sign of the Three Candles' : Dublin : 1947? National Library of Ireland Call No. Ir 361c2


  1. ^ Gaughan in Douglas- Intro. p9
  2. ^ Ceannt p67 winding up accounts audit.

External links

Kildare Nationalist - Article on Irish White Cross- 19/09/2007 [1]
IWC Fund-raising Stamps [2]

Memorandum from Harry Boland (New York), 5 August 1921 to Eamon de Valera (Dublin) re White Cross [4] Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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