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Friday, 15 September 2017

Seminar to explore C18-20th life in Henrietta St, Dublin

A Henrietta Street tenement house
A seminar – Henrietta Street and Hentown - from Georgian buildings to tenement – will take place at King's Inns, Dublin 1 on Wednesday 11 October (9:30am to 5pm).

The hosts are Dublin City Council and the Tenement Museum Dublin, and the seminar is an opportunity to present some of the historical research generated as part of the development of the Museum, which opened this summer at no 14 Henrietta Street.

The research sets out to answer some key questions that this unique street prompts. It examines the architecture of the 15 individual houses and explores the street's first residents who moved into them back in the mid-18th century, It also explores the reasons these houses became home to more than 800 people by 1911; what tenement life was like during the mid-20th century; and what happened to the tenants after they left the street.

Tickets need to be booked for this free event, which is part of the Dublin Festival of History programme.