Category Archives: Architectural History

Dublin Museum Hunt 2014

For all those feeling energetic on Saturday 21 June 2014: Dublin Museum Hunt 2014.

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Ellen Rowley on Henrietta House

Dr Ellen Rowley highlights the architectural significance of Henrietta House and other modernist flat blocks designed in the 1930s by Dublin Corporation in the new Housing Architect’s (Herbert Simms) department. The architectural achievements of this department, and of Simms as … Continue reading

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In the News – The Burning Irish Issues

The Irish issues that were dominating the headlines were the imminent passing of the Home Rule Bill and the dispute over the foundation of a new municipal gallery in Dublin to house Hugh Lane’s collection of pictures. The demand for … Continue reading

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Thomas Kador on Tenement China

As an archaeologist I deal with objects, so called artefacts, but I also like to think about and ‘think with’ objects. In this context I would like to bring you on a little object encounter. I am holding a small, … Continue reading

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Máire Kennedy on John Rocque’s Map of 1756

John Rocque’s engraved map of the city is one of the most beautiful maps of Dublin. He published it in London in 1756, and the Dublin City Library and Archive copy is hand coloured in shades of red, green and … Continue reading

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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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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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