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14 Henrietta Street Teatime Talks: Bally-Far-Out; The Move from Tenements to Suburbia

October 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Presented by 14 Henrietta Street.

In the decades that followed independence, Dublin expanded rapidly as new suburban developments attempted to eradicate the tenement landscape. From streets like Henrietta Street, families moved to places like Crumlin, Cabra, Whitehall and later Ballyfermot. Brendan Behan quipped there was ‘no such thing as suburbia, only Siberia’, but others made happy homes there.

In this Teatime Talk, Donal Fallon talks to Tim Carey about his new book, 14 Henrietta Street: From Tenement to Suburbia 1922-1979. The book tells the story of the last residents of Dublin’s tenements and their move to a new life in the Suburbs and draws on the rich tapestry of the memories and recollections of some of those who made that journey.

Donal Fallon is a historian, broadcaster, author and curator from Dublin. Formerly Historian in Residence to Dublin City Council, he is the author of numerous studies of twentieth-century Dublin. He produces the Three Castles Burning podcast and has contributed to publications including Jacobin, Dublin Historical Review, Saothar and The Irish Times. Donal Fallon continues to be involved with the museum as a historian for 14 Henrietta Street.

Tim Carey has written a number of history books including Croke Park: A History, Mountjoy: the Story of a Prison and Dublin Since 1922, a popular history of the capital since independence. He is a regular contributor to historic documentaries and is a frequent voice heard on RTE Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany.



October 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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