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The Mansion House, Wednesday 12th December - Monday 24th December
The IFA Live Animal Crib has been a joint venture between Dublin City Council and the Irish Farmers’ Association since 1995. The Crib is constructed by Dublin City Council’s Housing Maintenance Section and is a life size stable containing a sheep, donkey and goat which are provided and cared for by the Irish Farmer’s Association.
Open from Wednesday 12th December until 24th December, 2018, the opening hours are 11am to 5pm, except for Christmas Eve when it closes at 1pm. Admission is free but donations are welcome to the Mansion House Fuel Fund, the Lord Mayor’s personal charity.
The Mansion House Fuel Fund was set up by Sir John Arnott in 1891. It was originally set up to assist the needy during a particularly hard winter. At the end of that winter the surplus was carried over to the next year and the Mansion House Fuel Fund has continued to aid the needy in Dublin since. It is one of the oldest charities in Dublin. The Mansion House Fuel Fund distributes cash grants through a number of Charitable Societies, without any distinction of creed. Charities who have benefitted in recent years include the St. Vincent de Paul, Dublin Simon and Abbey Presbyterian Church Hamper Fund.
- Wednesday 12th December - Monday 24th December
- Mansion House, Dawson Street, Ireland