14 Henrietta Street | Georgian townhouse to tenement dwelling

Henrietta Street and You

14 Henrietta Street is dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving Dublin City’s 20th century social history. If you have memories of growing up in Dublin’s tenements we would love you to consider sharing those memories with us. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in telling your story, please contact us to arrange an interview.

If you have heirlooms or hand-me-downs from your family’s life, please email us a photograph and some details of the history you know about the item, along with your contact information and what you know about where your family lived. Sharing these stories is a valuable and real contribution to the development of 14 Henrietta Street and its story.

Did your family live on Henrietta Street? Share their story with us.

The project has been influenced from the outset by new academic research and by engagement with the community of former residents of the house’s tenement flats, who’s living heritage 14 Henrietta Street seeks to gather, interpret and exhibit. From a very early stage, reminiscence evenings (social gatherings) and a dedicated oral history project ‘Urban Memories and Tenement Experiences’ were organised.

Important aspects of the development of the house as a museum were discussed. An enormous amount was learned from these interviews, such as the layout of a flat, how it was furnished, where children and adults slept, how they washed, cooked, celebrated life and mourned death. These discussions were invaluable to the making of the museum.

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