St. John's Ambulance - Welfare Department

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St. John's AmbulanceWednesday 4 October at 1.10pm in Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street.

This is an untold story of how Dublin’s poor and destitute struggled to survive. Join Padraig Allen as he brings you back in time. The St John Ambulance Brigade Welfare Department opened at 40 Merrion Square, Dublin in January 1925. Staffed by its members, the centre helped the poor of the city and focused on diet and household cleanliness. From 1925 –1949 over 1,250,000 meals were served to the poorest families across Dublin, in particular to expectant mothers.
No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.

This event is part of the Dublin Festival of History Programme

Dublin City Library and Archive