The Central Soup Depot, Barrack-Street, Cork, 1847


“The annexed Illustration is of the Soup Depôt, in Barrack-street, Cork, stated to be the first establishment of the kind opened in Ireland for the distribution of food to the poor, gratuitously. Our artist (Mr. James Mahoney) assures us that 1300 poor persons are thus relieved daily; and that the establishment has effected more good among the wretched than any other means of relief yet suggested.”

Illustrated London News, March 13, 1847