Category Archives: Living the Lockout Project

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 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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In the News – The Missing Pearl Necklace

The case of a pearl necklace worth £135,000 (£13M today) which disappeared in transit between Paris and London remained a newsworthy story for many months. The necklace, along with three loose pearls which were separately wrapped in paper, were placed … Continue reading

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In the News – Militancy

During the summer of 1913 ‘Militancy’ (action by Suffragettes) made regular appearances in The Irish Times. Their action took on many forms, from the dramatic death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in June 1913, to the more … Continue reading

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In the News – The Second Balkan War

During the First Balkan War, the Balkan League (Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece) succeeded in driving out the Ottoman Empire from its European provinces (Albania, Macedonia, Sandžak and Thrace), leaving the Ottomans with only the Çatalca and Gallipoli peninsulas. The … Continue reading

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Researching Today in 1913

Researching the rolling news headlines and ads that run along the bottom of the Dublin Tenement Experience website has been an interesting experience. In order to get a real feel for what were the priority stories in the paper I … 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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