There are a wealth of articles and information regarding the history of polio in Ireland.

One of the best sources of information, and indeed personal recollections, is the book produced by Polio Survivors Ireland, called Polio & Us – this really shows the impact of the disease on the lives of children and young adults in Ireland, throughout the last century.

A more general timeline on the history of polio can be found here History of poliomyelitis .

We have many newspaper articles, journals and other accounts in our archive. Contact us for more information cdo@polio.ie