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Congratulations to all MAP participants!

Congratulations to all MAP participants!

Congratulations to all the participants who successfully completed of our second Migrant Access Programme cycle!  If you are interested in exploring your skills and work experience, creating a successful CV, learning to use online platforms for job seeking, and building the career you really want please enroll for our next programme  here!

Our New and Improved Website

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! To add, an online shop with handmade goods by Dublin’s homeless is coming soon!

Media About Us

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 Mendicity Institute, 1916‘ Topical: ‘The Mendicity Institution | Homelessness, Community, & Journalistic Humility‘ The Journal: ‘Charity boss reckons he’s still owed €48k for Easter Rising…

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Lord Mayor Launches New Workshop

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 means for rough sleepers to address problems such as isolation, unemployment, poor health, addiction and lack of accommodation.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The Lord…

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Migrant Access Programme (MAP)

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 knowledge of the Irish Labour  Market and to develop the skills of successful job-seeking within the Irish context. Participants will have a chance to improve…

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New Workshop with Thanks to the Heart to Hand Foundation

New Workshop with Thanks to the Heart to Hand Foundation

We are very grateful for the amazing volunteers from the ‘Heart to Hand’ foundation, who have built a Workshop in a day! Thank you to Pat, Kieran and the team for making it possible for our Workshop staff, long-term homeless, to have a safe and warm place to work. Thanks to your hard work the Mendicity Institution can progress by helping more and more homeless people to up their professional skills and find employment! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Window and Flower Boxes Now Available!

Window and Flower Boxes Now Available!

Our window and flower boxes, hand painted and carved by Dublin’s homeless in the Mendicity Workshop are now available in Urban Plant Life in Cork Street, the Holistic Centre of Ireland in Rathmines and Doyle’s Nursery and Garden Centre in Cabinteely. Please drop by and choose your favourite or choose one online at mendicity.shop. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Mendicity Cards for Sale!

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 to you more projects in helping the homeless find employment can be introduced! Drop by and choose your favourite cards at the shops above or…

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Christmas Festivities in Mendicity!

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 aroma of Christmas! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]