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A shared tenement story from Jim Meade …

I came across your site while researching my old primary school, Weavers Square Convent. I was an ATGWU shop steward at my job in Dublin during the late 70s early 80s and learned a great deal about the 1913 Lockout as … 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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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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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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Peter Brannigan gets money for ‘the pictures’

It was not all doom and gloom in those days we had some very happy times. Every Saturday afternoon, Billy, myself, and Tony would go to the local cinema the Killester (always known as ‘The Killer’). Then as Billy got … Continue reading

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From Henrietta St. to Donnycarney with Peter Brannigan

The exodus and new beginnings In May of 1949 there was both joy and sadness. The joy was that we received notice from Dublin Corporation, that we had been given a new house on the northside of Dublin in Donnycarney. The sadness was in … Continue reading

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