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Fr Bobby Gilmore, SSC

Fr Bobby Gilmore, SSC was a founding member of Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and is lifelong President of the MRCI. He was ordained in 1963, and worked in the Philippines from 1964-78. From 1978-92, Bobby was Director of the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy in Britain. He was a founding member of Cara Housing Association. He also chaired the campaign for justice for the Birmingham Six.  He was a founding member of Village of Hope, Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he worked from 1992-99. In 1999 he returned to Ireland. He conducted an education program on migration for the Irish Refugee Council before establishing the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.  Bobby studied at Birbeck College, Lincoln Institute and Camden College, London, as well as De La Salle College in Manila.