ROI Sick Poor Society Cork

The Sick Poor Society Cork was founded in 1853 and has its roots in the terrible squalor due to recurring epidemic diseases, severe food shortages and widespread misery and deprivation that were rampant during the famine years of late 1840s and early 1850s.

Since then, of course social conditions have improved to the extent that the founding members of the society could scarcely have envisaged. Although the growth of the welfare state has brought about great improvements in modern conditions, people in our community can very often become marginalized due to unexpected circumstances. Families often find themselves under severe financial pressure due to unemployment, illness, bereavement, harmful addiction, separation, unequal access to opportunities and other forms of discrimination.

The task of The Sick Poor Society Cork is to reach out to individuals and families who are in these difficult circumstances in Cork (Bishopstown through Cork City and as far as Mahon) and to provide them with material and other assistance.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

The Sick Poor Society Cork assists families and individuals from Bishopstown through Cork City and as far as Mahon. This covers the Southern Parish or South of the River.

How to apply?

Contact the Sick Poor Society Cork for more information.

Contact details

Sick Poor Society Cork
Dunbar Street
Republic of Ireland

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