"The Mater Misericordiae. Eccles street. My house down there. Big place." (U6.375)
The Mater Misericordiae Hospital (known as 'the Mater') on Eccles Street was established and run by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic congregation. It provides public hospital care to adult patients, and training for nurses. This PC states: 'Opened 1861. Front nearly 300 feet in length.' The largest hospital in Dublin, the Mater had some 325 beds.