14 Henrietta Street | Georgian townhouse to tenement dwelling

14 Henrietta Street and You

14 Henrietta Street is dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving the social history of Dublin City.

Your Tenement Memories is an ongoing oral history research project that collects stories and memories of life in 14 Henrietta Street and other Dublin tenements.

Do you have memories of Dublin’s tenements? Perhaps you lived in a tenement, or knew someone who did. Maybe you worked in or around the tenement buildings. Whatever your connection, we would like to hear your stories.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in telling your story, please contact us to arrange a chat with a member of our team at memories@14henriettastreet.ie or call us on 01 524 0383.

Alternatively, join us at our next Your Tenement Memories drop-in session.

Update: The suspension of Dublin City Council Culture Company’s tours and public programming as a result of COVID-19 will be extended in line with Government advice and in order to minimise social contact to help protect the health and well-being of our staff, patrons and visitors.

As a result, all upcoming in-person Your Tenement Memories events for 2020 have been postponed for the moment.

In the meantime, we are continuing to collect memories via email or phone and would love to hear from you if you have memories you'd like to share.

Sharing these stories is a valuable and real contribution to the development of 14 Henrietta Street and its stories.

 

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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