The Mendicity Institution

‘The Mendicity’ is the oldest working charity in Dublin, serving up hot meals daily for people experiencing homelessness alongside a thriving social enterprise creating opportunities to retrain and build skills.

A craft focused wood and metal workshop produces beautiful, budget and custom pieces, while a recently launched coffee truck, Hard Ground, at 9 Island Street serves delicious brews with all proceeds going directly to frontline services.  Both the workshop and the coffee truck are run by people who are experiencing homelessness.

Their workshop crafts a beautiful range of window boxes, garden furniture and other decorative pieces using recycled and recovered wood. They also make a range of hand-carved copper art pieces.

Mendicity will accommodate custom orders if you have a specific idea in mind for furnishing your garden or want to convey a specific message on your window boxes.

Come down to visit them at their pop-up shop on Thursday evening or order online via their website

Coffee is served up Tuesday to Friday mornings.


Island Street



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