Monthly Archives: August 2013

Anu’s Laura Murray on her work at 14 Henrietta St.

This week is the last week of the DUBLIN TENEMENT EXPERIENCE in number 14 Henrietta Street. The house has welcomed us and we settled in nicely. We are so grateful to the audiences that have attended the experience. They are … Continue reading

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The Baton Charge! Batons from the National Museum

We are at the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Lockout, undoubtedly the most significant labour unrest in Irish history.  One of the most notorious incidents, the DMP Baton Charge, took place on Sunday 31 August in O’Connell Street. The iconic … Continue reading

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Dear Sean O’Casey by Camille Peat (age 11)

“Dear Dublin Tenement Experience, my name is Camille Peat, age 11. The Abbey Theatre actors came to my school and reenacted some of the Dublin Tenement Experience with us. I was inspired to write this short story to Sean O’Casey, … Continue reading

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Diana Hope finds her roots in 14 Henrietta Street

My interest in the name Dillon and in Henrietta Street began on the death of my mother Annie Dillon in 1983. She always professed to be Scottish, we accepted that, as all her kin live in Scotland and still do. … Continue reading

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Caitriona Ennis writes with passion about Rosie Hackett

It started with a simple ‘No’ …. A young factory girl standing up to the injustice of her time simply saying no, refusing to back down and continuing to fight for the plight of others for over 60 years. Rosie … Continue reading

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The Importance of ‘Coming Home’

In 1911 over 1,000 people lived on Henrietta Street. No. 14 was inhabited by 101 people, with many families living in a single room. With such limited living space, kids spent lots of time on the street: so the street … Continue reading

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Eddie Jolley on Living in Henrietta Street, Dublin, 1936-1960

My childhood memories of living at 13 Henrietta Street are days were full of laughter, fun and games both in and out of doors. We had freedom to go wherever we chose to go and play without fear of being … Continue reading

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