Henrietta Street is a beautiful Georgian Street in the north of Dublin city. However, in the late 19th and early 20th century the buildings, once used by prosperous bankers, solicitors, doctors and others, were used as tenements. The 1911 census of Ireland shows that 17 families were living in No. 14.
26,000 families were in such buildings of which 20,000 were living in single rooms. During the months of July and August you can get an idea of what life was like for these families. This visitor experience is part of the 100th anniversary remembrance of a momentous labour dispute in Dublin known as the 1913 lockout. The story of this dispute was immortalised by Irish writer James Plunkett in his novel Strumpet City.
If you are visiting Dublin this Summer and perhaps have relations that may have lived in these conditions, then it is a must see.
See www.dublintenementexperience.com for more details.