Tag Archives: Darkest Dublin

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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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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The Hackers

As the day progresses, brilliant minds are brewing up big ideas here in the depths of the Dublin Civic Offices. Tech-man Mark Maguire from Decipher is in the midst of creating a Lockout Dossier of information on Storyscope, software that … Continue reading

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