United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough

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09.03.2018

Lord Mayor Visits Our Table at Christ Church Cathedral

Lord Mayor Visits Our Table at Christ Church Cathedral
Ellie Kisyombe with the Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha, Dean Dermot Dunne, the Revd Abigail Sines and Lucas at Christ Church Cathedral.

Our Table welcomed Dublin’s first citizen to its pop up café in Christ Church Cathedral yesterday (Thursday March 8). The Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál MacDonncha joined Our Table’s founder and director, Ellie Kisyombe and Dean Dermot Dunne for a special Our Table lunch on his birthday.

Ellie and her team put on a great spread in the cathedral’s crypt for their visitor with her speciality Malawian roast maugu soup taking centre stage. Ellie told the Lord Mayor about the Our Table project, which highlights the deficiencies of the Irish Direct Provision system and aims to spark conversations over food. She also outlined some of the traditions surrounding hospitality in Malawi.

Following the lunch the Lord Mayor said he was very impressed with the project and commended the pop up café to all Dubliners for its excellent food and hospitality. He added that Our Table highlighted conditions in Direct Provision which he stated must end.

Our Table runs a pop up café in the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. Check out what they have on offer at https://www.facebook.com/OurTableDublin/

The Our Table Team with the Lord Mayor, the Dean and the Dean's Vicar during a visit to Christ Church Cathedral.
The Our Table Team with the Lord Mayor, the Dean and the Dean's Vicar during a visit to Christ Church Cathedral.