Housing Memories 1889
This rather bleak description of tenement life in Dublin was written in E.D. Daly in 1898 to encourage support for the work of the Capuchin friars on Church Street, one of the poorest districts in Dublin at that time. The text provides a vivid account of the appalling decrepitude and dilapidation of the city’s tenement slums. The photograph shows some of the derelict houses on Bow Street (a lane running parallel to Church Street). The photograph was taken from atop the Capuchin Chapel on Church Street. The large building in the distance is the old Jameson Distillery building off Bow Street.
Co-archived Capuchin Archives, Ireland