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

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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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