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1610 – Almshouses, Youghal, Co. Cork

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Endowed by Sir Richard Boyle to house six old soldiers, who were to receive a pension of £5 per annum. This service was later extended to include widows. The six houses were built in 1610 and continued in use in their original form until the mid-19th century, when some alterations took place.