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Me auld flower...Book marks 100 years of Penny Dinners

ONE of Dublin's oldest charities is celebrating 100 years in existence with a new book.

The Little Flower Penny Dinners is celebrating its centenary year with a book commemorating its history.

Written by Dubliner Tony Corcoran, The Little Flower Penny Dinners looks at the beginnings of The Little Flower, established in 1912 on Meath Street in the south inner city to help the vulnerable in society, right through to its present day role.

The Little Flower Penny Dinners was set up amid the rampant poverty of the time and the need to feed the homeless.

Driven by parish priests of Meath Street the organisation flourished under the patronage of St Therese -- The Little Flower.