Category Archives: Labour History

Chris Corlett on the Church Street Tenement Collapse

At about 8.45p.m., as dusk approached on the night of Tuesday 2nd September, 1913, two houses, Numbers 66 and 67 Church Street collapsed.  The rubble fell across the width of the street as far as the door of the Father … Continue reading

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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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Turtle Bunbury talks to May Malone

As she reached the ground floor, ten-year-old May Malone looked back up the stairwell to see her mother still holding the burning piece of paper at the top of the house. An orange glow flickered through the shadows, briefly illuminating … Continue reading

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Garrett Fagan: Strumpet City – One City One Book

These days what the majority of people know of Dublin tenement life, they learn from Leaving Cert Sean O’Casey or from the 1980 TV Series Strumpet City, based on James Plunkett’s novel. Bryan Murray who played the hero Fitz in … 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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Brian Hanley talks about The Lockout

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