COHSE Journal February 1973

Irish Dancing

Dear Sir,

For the benefit of Irish staff in hospitals in the Balham, Tooting, Wandsworth and Mitcham areas, the Collins (could be Connolly) School of dancing every Sunday morning at St. Augustine's Hall, Broadwater Road, Tooting, London SW17. The centrally heated hall is just a few minutes walk from Tooting
Broadway Tube Station, and is convenient

Any staff who have children that would like  to  take  up.  the  challenge  of  Irish dancing, may bring them along any Sunday morning at 11.30 to 1.30.

                        M. McGrath    RMN

Registered Mental Nurse
Springfield Hospital
This letter from an Irish nurse working at Springfield hospital, Tooting, South London to the COHSE journal highlights the links between Irish male nurses and mental hospital nursing in England and the scope of Irish cultural links of migrant workers in the 1970's (and also union involvement of irish nurses in England and in particular in COHSE, sometimes jokingly refered to at the time as "a male Irish charge nurse mafia"