14 Henrietta Street | Georgian townhouse to tenement dwelling

Henrietta House and Herbert Simms

14 Henrietta Street is delighted to welcome historian Donal Fallon to write a series of blog posts about the building and it’s rich and varied history.

Today, Donal considers one of our neighbours, Henrietta House.


Working life in the tenements

You might look at the people of tenement Dublin and think they were poor and you might even feel sorry for them but in most cases you would be wrong. These were proud, hard-working people who had jobs and earned a wage to put food on their family’s table.


Teatime Talks: Donal Fallon interviews Peter Brannigan

Teatime Talks are a weekly series of talks inspired by the history and people of 14 Henrietta Street.

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.


Teatime Talk: The Dublin Dockers - Listen Online

Every month, we've enjoyed hosting Teatime Talks, a series inspired by the history and people of 14 Henrietta Street.

Statement in relation to COVID-19

The suspension of Dublin City Council Culture Company's tours and public programming as a result of COVID-19 will be extended until 19th April 2020 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.

Spring at 14 Henrietta Street

The daffodils are tentatively starting to appear, the storms have calmed (for now!), and we’re looking forward to all the great events coming up in Henrietta Street this Spring season.

Join us for our Teatime Talk: The Dublin Dockers

On the last Wednesday of every month, 14 Henrietta Street plays host to Teatime Talks on topics connected to the building, the surrounding area, and its history.

Lily Butterworth (née Dowling)

There is a room in 14 Henrietta Street called Mrs. Dowling’s room.
It’s the last room on the tour and it’s not uncommon to hear in the chatter as groups slowly begin to leave it, how it’s their favourite room.


Join Us for Tea & Chats

At Dublin City Council Culture Company, Tea & Chats is a really important ritual for us because it’s when we get to throw open the doors in communities across Dublin and welcome locals to hear what’s on their mind.

14 Henrietta Street nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

The museum is the only Irish nomination for the European Museum Forum’s EMYA 2020 awards, and will vie with 60 museums across Europe for the title.

Christmas Hours 2019

We're truly in the festive swing of things at 14 Henrietta Street and looking forward to welcoming visitors over the Christmas period.
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