Capuchin Day Centre Dublin


We are two brothers from Austria, walking The Ireleand Way without any money, for homeless people, Capuchin Day Centre, Dublin.

The Capuchin Day Centre do a lot for homeless People. You can donate at the following Website:

"Inspired by the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi,We at the Capuchin Day Centre welcome people in need of food aidwho have no home, or are socially excluded, and respecting their dignity provide a caring, pastoral, holistic and non-judgemental service responsive to their needs". (Mission Statement) + The Capuchin Day Centre is run as an apostolate (work) of the Irish Capuchin Franciscan Order and since the late 1960's has operated a food and day care facility for people who are homeless or in need. From humble beginnings of providing soup and sandwiches for about 50 people, we have grown to be the biggest food centre in the city. In keeping with the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we make no charge for any of our services. We operate an 'Open Door' policy and ask no questions. Other than for child protection and medical purposes we keep no statistics and endeavour to protect the privacy and anonymity of the people who attend the Centre. The challenge for the Centre is that following the collapse of the Banks in September 2008, our numbers have doubled and we now have about 200 people for breakfast and over 400 people for dinner each day. Apart from the people who eat on the premises, every Wednesday we distribute up to 1,000 food parcels for people on the poverty threshold who find it difficult to manage on social welfare benefits and need a help to feed their families.

Homelessness in Ireland is an evolving social issue. As of 2016, there are approximately 8.000 homeless people in Ireland, with approximately one-third of these being children. The number of families becoming homeless has increased by over 27% since June 2016. One in three of those in emergency accommodation is now a child. However, this number does not include ‘hidden homelessness’ which refers to people who are living in squats or ‘sofa surfing’ with friends. Furthermore, women and children staying in domestic violence refuges are not included in these homeless emergency accommodation counts. The national figure also does not include people who are sleeping rough.

We are walking more than 900 km/560 miles without any money, just with our tent and the helpfulness from the Irish. And we hope that this helpfulness from the people will also donate for their own population, who need help. Because homelessness can happen to everyone. And then you will need the help from others, as we do need the help from other people in a foreign country.

Thank you for all the support, and we are truly looking forward to see how much good we can collectively do!