About Us

The Little Flower Penny Dinners has been in existence for over a century providing assistance and care to the needy of the Liberties Area of Dublin and its surrounds.

The Little Flower Penny Dinners was named in honour of St Therese of Lisieux, a Carmelite Nun who inspired great devotion globally following her death at the age of 24 in 1897.

Therese was canonised in 1925 and continues to be the inspiration for our work. She ensures that we are supported by her followers here and abroad through the donations we receive in her name, as she promised; “I will let fall from Heaven a shower of Roses”.

In 1912, just a short 15 years after St Therese’s death, the Little Flower Penny Dinners was started in Meath Street by the Parish and the Local Community in response to great need.

The Penny Dinners started with donations from parishioners of a penny a week.

The Little Flower Penny Dinners still works closely with the Parish and several groups utilise the Little Flower Centre e.g. Ladies Club and Film Club as well as Bingo twice weekly.

We continue our work to this day providing meals to the homeless and elderly including a year round Meals on Wheels Service to the housebound of the area.