14 Henrietta Street | Georgian townhouse to tenement dwelling

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Photograph reproduced courtesy of Bill Hastings.
Photograph reproduced courtesy of Bill Hastings

14 Henrietta Street – Georgian townhouse to tenement dwelling

When you enter 14 Henrietta Street you’ll experience over 300 years of city life in the walls of one address.

Our intimate guided tours bring you on a journey from the houses grand Georgian beginnings to the tenement dwellings of its later years. By connecting to the personal stories of those who called 14 Henrietta Street home the building’s hidden histories are revealed.

The stories of the house and street mirror the story of the people of Dublin.

See the house, hear its stories and discover the layers of Dublin history within its walls.

“It really brought the human side of history alive for us”
Visitor to 14 Henrietta Street

“Unmissable.. Favourite thing we visited in Dublin on our day touring”
***** Tripadvisor

14 Henrietta Street is only accessible by guided tour.
Tours last approximately 75 minutes and pre-booking is advised.

Tour times
Wednesday - Saturday: 10.00; 11.00; 12.00; 13.00; 14.00; 15.00; 16.00
Sunday: 12.00; 13.00; 14.00; 15.00; 16.00
Monday & Tuesday: Closed (excluding bank holidays)

History of the house

History of the house

Henrietta Street is the most intact collection of early to mid-18th century houses in Ireland. Work began on the street in the 1720s when houses were built as homes for Dublin’s most wealthy families. By 1911 over 850 people lived on the street, over 100 of those in one house, here at 14 Henrietta Street.

Dublin City Council acquired the house in 2000, and as a result of the Henrietta Street Conservation Plan embarked on a 10-year long journey to rescue, stabilise and conserve the house, preserving it for generations to come.

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Your tenement memories - get involved

Your tenement memories - get involved

Your Tenement Memories is an ongoing oral history research project that collects stories and memories of life in Dublin’s tenements. Find out more about the project and how you can get involved here.

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

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The Games We Played

The Games We Played

Street games and children playing together was an important, fun, part of tenement life in Dublin and it’s something that former residents of Henrietta Street have often told us about.

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