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Fr. Peter McVerry visiting MCS on Tuesday - 28th November

posted 26 Nov 2017, 14:15 by Rowan Averill
Fr. Peter McVerry of the Peter McVerry Trust will be visiting Malahide Community School. He has been invited by one of our 6th Year Politics and Society Students (Stephen Wogan) as part of his Citizenship Project on the topic of Housing and Homelessness. This talk will take place in the Library during Period 2 on Tuesday the 28th of November. 

Fr Peter McVerry started working with young people in Dublin’s north inner city way back in 1974. It was here that he saw first-hand the key issues of homelessness and deprivation – going on to set up his first small hostel in 1979 specifically designed to provide accommodation for homeless boys between the ages of 12 and 16.

Fr McVerry founded what would become the Peter McVerry Trust in 1983 while working in Ballymun. Since then, the charity has developed from a three-bedroom flat in Ballymun to what it is today.
Fr. McVerry gave an electrifying and informative talk on the work he does with the homeless in the north inner city. 

Stephen and Malahide Community School are extremely grateful to Fr. McVerry for taking time out of his extremely busy schedule to give this brilliant talk to our students and giving us a first hand insight into homeless in Dublin in the 21st Century.