Housing Conditions 1940s
Short clip of a recording I made with Sean Garland in 2011. Here, Sean talks of growing up in a Dublin tenement in the 1930s and 1940s.
Co-archived Conor McCabe
Weavers Square Dublin 1940s.
1940s, A young girl selling fruit outside dilapidated tenements houses on Waterford Street off Gardiner Street Dublin. Waterford Street is no more. It was redeveloped in the late 1980s / 90s with apartments offices and a College. Larking Community College.
Tenement Living: Paying the rent money to a Landlord late 1940s. A tenement room was three shillings a week. It all depended on where you were living. The Landlord or his agent called for the rent money. People hand him the money and rent book. He marked in the payment. Most landlords who owned the slum tenements, never gave people rent books. They just came calling at anytime to the tenement house for their rent money. Some landlords came with hankies covering their noses and mouths, because they couldn't stand the smell inside the tenements they owned. Photo a rent book and three shilling, the price of a tenement room.
1940s. Corporation Buildings off Corporation Street (Renamed James Joyce Street).