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 14 Henrietta Street have often told us about.
Some Dublin streets and neighbourhoods continued to be full of children playing games that were passed down through generations, but now for the first time, some streets are finding themselves the new playgrounds for children who can’t travel too far from home or who have had their structured activities put on pause for a while. So we thought it would be a good time to look at those traditions, and who knows, the children in your life might even discover a new game to play.
Below, Tracey Bardon, the Front of House Manager at 14 Henrietta Street, who grew up a stone’s throw from Henrietta Street, writes about the childhood games she used to play and the joy they brought.
Have a read and see if you know any of the games Tracey and her pals played.