Our New and Improved Website

Thank you for your patience while the website was down under construction and now everyone can enjoy a pleasant design and a more simplistic navigation of the website. Feel free to roam around our new and improved website and let us know what you think about the new and improved website down in the comments!…

Media About Us

Online articles about Mendicity Institution and its history: RTE: ‘Sites of 1916: Mendicity Institution‘ The Irish Times: ‘Rising debt – An Irishman’s Diary about the Mendicity Institution‘ Royal Dublin Fusiliers: ‘Mendicity Institute – Rebel against Dublins Fusiliers‘ Better Together Campaign: ‘Mendicity Institution – Since 1818‘ Irish History Online: ‘Heuston’s Fort – The Battle for the…

Lord Mayor Launches New Workshop

On Monday, the 15th May at 3.00pm, Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr visited The Mendicity Institution, Dublin’s oldest working charity, to open their new Workshop building.    Founded in 1818, The Mendicity Institution, based in Island Street, Dublin 8, has a long-standing tradition of empowering Dublin’s homeless to access employment. The Workshop Programme provides a…

Migrant Access Programme (MAP)

We are delighted to announce a new exciting service, Migrant Access Programme (MAP) created in partnership with New Communities Partnership to support migrants to access employment in Ireland. The programme  is a part of the European Social Fund Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.  MAP will offer participants an opportunity to obtain practical…

Mendicity Cards for Sale!

The Mendicity Workshop cards, handmade by Dublin’s homeless, are now available in The Bodyshop found at 11 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Also the handmade cards can be found at Reads Print in Setanta Centre, Nassau St, Dublin 2. By choosing to buy handmade cards by Dublin’s homeless you are supporting the Mendicity Institution and thanks…

Christmas Festivities in Mendicity!

Today home baked cookies, traditional foods from all over Europe and Santa’s Grotto filled with surprises for all! A special thank you to all Santa’s helpers who made it happen! Hopefully the tradition of Christmas Festivities will continue at Mendicity Institution for many years upcoming and will help those miss the comfort of home and the…