Remembering the Tenements Day

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Dublin City Council is developing a museum at 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, the main focus of which will reflect tenement life in Dublin’s inner city.  The Council are now asking people who grew up in a tenement house in Dublin to rummage through their attics to find mementos that we can record to help tell the story of what life was like in a Dublin tenement. We would love to hear stories attached to these mementos also.

The information people share with us will form part of the museum and be retained in the National Folklore Collection for future generations to reference.   To this end we are organising a Remembering the Tenements Day in the Wood Quay Venue on Saturday 10th December from 10.00 a.m. to - 3.30pm. Objects will be photographed and recorded with the permission of the owner. Nothing is retained by us. This event is in collaboration with the National Folklore Foundation and the Department of Architecture, both in UCD.