Mount Street Club led way for jobless
Sir, – During an earlier era of horrendous unemployment, in 1934, the Mount Street Club was established in Dublin to develop innovative solutions to unemployment and the resulting poverty.
During the war years it had 6,000 members; they were involved in running a farm in Clondalkin and allotments in Merrion and Sydney Parade, and earned “tallies” for their work which they could exchange for food, clothing, furniture and fuel.
We are hoping to compile an oral history of the club and would love to hear from anyone who was involved in the club in the early decades of its work, or who recalls stories or other information about the club from a late relative.
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