St John Ambulance – Welfare Department

with Padraig Allen

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 1925-49 over 1,250,000 meals were served to the poorest families across Dublin, in particular expectant mothers. This is an untold story of how Dublin’s poor and destitute struggled to survive.

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street on 4th October at 1.10pm

No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis

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