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Latvian Ambassador Expresses Concern Over Homeless Nationals in Ireland

Latvian Ambassador Expresses Concern Over Homeless Nationals in Ireland

 During his visit to the Mendicity Institution on Thursday 22nd of September, Mr. Gints Apals, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Ireland, expressed concern over the situation of homeless foreign nationals in Ireland. ‘The Latvian community in Ireland is relatively small, compared to the Polish, Lithuanian and Romanian, somewhere in the region of 30,000’, Mr. Apals said. ‘However, we are aware of cases of homeless Latvians, especially in the Dublin and Carlow areas.’   Mr. Apals personally met and…

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A Play performed on Culture Night in 2016

A Play performed on Culture Night in 2016

A short play reenacting the last moments of Sean Heuston that was performed on Culture Night 2016 in The Mendicity Institution. Sean Heuston played by Andrew Rankin Brother Albert played by  John McCarthy Mrs Heuston played by Fiona O’Connor Soldier by played Charles Richards The condemned cell, Kilmainham. Sean Heuston is seated at a table writing, he stops and reads over the letter he has written to his employer at the Great Western Railways at Kingsbridge Station. Sean:     Dear Mr….

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Many Thanks to Tesco Community Fund!

Many Thanks to Tesco Community Fund!

Since 2014, with societies help Tesco Community Fund has donated nearly €2 million and supported over 5,000 good causes countrywide including schools, animal shelters, sports groups, elderly care centres, health organisations and much more. And now time has come to thank and express our gratitude for the Tesco Community Fund for accepting the nomination for the Mendicity Institution.  Thank you to everyone who voted for us! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Culture Night 2016

Culture Night 2016

    Culture Night was lively, hospitable and varied at The Mendicity Institution. We challenge visitors to consume our Ox Head Gruel that was the staple sustenance for the ‘paupers’ back in the day. To balance that we serve a delicious leek an potato soup served with delicious Manning’s breads.   The 1916 Garrison Relatives stand and our own History stand where our fascinating history is outlined. We also exhibited some of our precious written records. They are recorded in…

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Join Us for the Culture Night 2016!

Join Us for the Culture Night 2016!

It is Culture Night on Friday, the 16th of September 2016 and the city throws its door open to the public. For the last four years our staff, volunteers, committee and service users have put on a tremendous show. We recreate and invite the public to taste the ox head gruel that was served here in the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. Some people quite like it, usually those with a memory of boarding school. We also serve a…

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