Teatime Talks-Under siege: Dublin tenement life 1913 – 1916

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Online, Wednesday 23rd June

14 Henrietta Street presents three historical publications which expand on, and uncover the lives of the people who lived at 14 Henrietta Street and the surrounding areas. This talk is part of the programme of events which mark the publication of the books. 14 Henrietta Street: Grandeur and Decline by Dr Tim Murtagh tells the story of Henrietta Street over the period 1800 to 1922. Commencing with the Act of Union and finishing on the eve of the Irish Civil War, the book investigates the nature and origins of Dublin’s housing crisis in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In 1800, Henrietta Street was one of the most elegant and elite addresses in all of Georgian Dublin, home to some of the most powerful members of the Anglo-Irish ruling class. Yet, by 1900 Henrietta Street had become synonymous with Dublin’s poverty and decline, as almost every house on the street was in use as tenements.

In this Teatime Talk, author Tim Murtagh and theatre maker and Creative Director of ANU, Louise Lowe, talk about what life was like for the people of 14 Henrietta St during one of the most defining moments for Dublin’s working classes – the 1913 Lockout; and the subsequent Easter Rising, one of the most turbulent periods in the city’s history.

The Talk will take place online using Zoom, a free online meeting platform. You will need an internet connection and a compatible device (e.g. computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, phone) to access Zoom.

Please note, the zoom link to the Talk is contained within your reminder email which is sent 24 hours prior to the event.

Teatime Talks is a series of talks inspired by the history and people of 14 Henrietta Street.

Do you have a memory of Dublin’s tenements or know someone who does? Whatever your connection, we would like to hear from you.

Wednesday 23rd June

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