Teatime Talks: Under siege: Dublin tenement life 1913 - 1916
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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 other publications are:
14 Henrietta Street: Georgian Beginnings, 1750 - 1800 By Dr Melanie Hayes
14 Henrietta Street; From Tenement to Suburbia, 1922 - 1979 By Donal Fallon
Timothy Murtagh completed his PhD at TCD in 2015. His doctoral thesis was on Dublin’s working-class radicals in the eighteenth century. He is the author of 'Spectral Mansions, The Birth of a Dublin Tenement' (Four Courts Press) and several articles and book chapters on Dublin’s social history and the origins of Irish republicanism. From 2015 to 2016, he was the Irish Government Senior Scholar to Hertford College, Oxford. He is currently a research fellow with the Beyond 2022 project, based in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in Belfast. Since 2015, he has acted as a historical consultant to the 14 Henrietta Street museum, as well as being a committee member of the Dublin Historical Research Network.
Louise Lowe is a theatre maker who creates site-specific and immersive art works within communities of space, place and interest. As Creative Director of ANU she led the award winning productions ‘Living the Lockout’ and ‘Hentown’ at 14 Henrietta Street, which brought the story of the people of the tenements to life against the backdrop of the red raddle and reckitts blue walls.
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.
If you have any queries about the talk or accessing Zoom, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling +353 1 524 0391 or email us on [email protected] and our facilitator will be able to assist you.
Teatime Talks is a series of talks inspired by the history and people of 14 Henrietta Street.
Wednesday 23rd June @ 7pm