037 Catherine Street
037 Catherine Street, off Crostick Alley
This photograph is one of those taken by John Cooke in 1913 to illustrate the dreadful living conditions in Dublin. Catherine Street is located near Engine Alley in the south inner city. On the effect of poor housing on children, Cooke informed the 1914 Housing Inquiry: ‘In no city in these islands with which I am acquainted have the children such a freedom, I might say such possession of the streets, as Dublin. Many thousand little ones throng among the thoroughfares, under no control, running moral and physical risks; ill-clad, ill-fed, ill-taught, undisciplined, how can they become useful citizens, or fathers and mothers of healthy children, serviceable to State and race?’
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