Thursday Doors

youghal alms houses, irish history

Believe me, this door in my local town of Youghal, is tiny. It belongs to a block of the oldest surviving alms houses in Ireland. Sir Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork (1566 –1643) endowed them to six old soldiers, who were to receive a pension of £5 per year. This service was later extended to include widows. The six houses were built in 1610 and continued to be used in their original form until the mid-19th century, when some alterations took place. They are still lived in today and are in a relatively original condition.

Norm Frampton’s photography challenge  Thursday Doors

almshouses youghal

youghal alms houses, irish history


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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8 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Wow I would love to see the Inside of those places. Good choice Jean, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Great choice – I love that building

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  3. Fascinating, Jean. Enjoy the history and the old places. Nice pics.

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  4. Thanks, Jack. This town has enough old buildings to keep me going in photographs for at least a year.


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