Working life in the tenements
Written by 14 Henrietta Street Front of House Manager, Tracey Bardon.
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.
They just happened to live in an overcrowded city with a lot of substandard housing conditions - and we can’t forget the devastation the 1913 lockout brought to the city when there was a dispute between 20,000 workers and 300 employers and the city came to a standstill.