Irish past pupilS of the Holy Child Jesus nuns have recently united to provide better housing conclitioes for poor families in Dublin. They have formed a Housing Society, and their first block of flats was recently opened in Hill Street. Th.Society is a purely charitable one. The rents have been calculated td cover weekly rates and maintenance.
The dwellings are of two storeys. The total accommodation comprises ten flats of which two have three rooms, and eight have four rooms, approximately fifty persons being housed.
The buildings were designed by Mr. Vincent Kelly, B.Arch., F.B.1.B.A., F.R.I.A.1., and the construction was carried out by J. and D McKenna. The flats were opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. and blessed by Fr. Cormac, C.C., of the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street. The entire build ing is under the care of the Society. By kindly supervisidn, encouragement in difficulties, and general practical interest in the families, the members hope to develop an atmosphere of pride and contentment in the home.