Monthly Archives: July 2013

Aideen Ireland on Anna Liffey Mills, 1913

In November 1992 the National Archives of Ireland received a donation of ninety-six documents relating to the Anna Liffey Mills, Lucan, Co, Dublin and covering the years 1884 – 1937. Nearly fifty items relate to the years 1912 – 14 … Continue reading

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Orla Fitzpatrick Shows a Picture Speaks 1000 Words

This lantern slide is part of the Darkest Dublin collection in the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. It was deposited by John Cooke, whose work on the housing conditions of the city’s poor, has left us with a powerful … Continue reading

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Gertie Keane on The Census, Women & Henrietta St.

While the multi-generational nature of so many of the individual households is one of the most apparent aspects within the Census returns for Henrietta Street, the role of women within such individual households and indeed within and between houses is … Continue reading

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A Great Review of the DTE from History Ireland

Henrietta Street, off Bolton Street, is one of the oldest surviving streets in Dublin. Most of the houses were built in the 1740s and its proximity to the King’s Inn meant it was a prestigious address and attracted many from … Continue reading

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The Unfinished Business of Housing

The third episode of the 1913 Unfinished Business podcast series looked at the changes over the years to housing in the city, while addressing the lack of centrality housing plays in current political discourse. Our decision to interview oral historian … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business on Why 1913 is Still Relevant

1913 Unfinished Business is an activist group working to reinvigorate class politics in Dublin using the centenary of the Lockout as an inspiration. We are a collective of young activists that have come together from a variety of backgrounds to … Continue reading

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Charles Duggan on No. 14: Material and Memory

Dublin Tenement Experience is a ‘memory work’, fusing the physical presence of a Georgian townhouse/tenement with an exploration of memories and the historical events of the early 20th century through performances crafted from and rooted to the place. In an earlier … Continue reading

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