On the building on the left can be seen a statue holding three balls—symbol of a pawn shop, an important place for the working class Dubliner.
A choice of transport was available to the residents of fashionable districts. They could avail of the trainline, trams, private cars or jarveys.
The Carlisle building in the background was the site of "The Irish Independent" offices, owned by WIlliam Martin Murphy.
The fashionable shopping-centre of the city. A jarvey in the foreground carries a bicycle on the roof as it heads in the direction of St. Stephen's Gr [...]
View from the junction between O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge. The Custom House and the Loopline Bridge are visible in the background.
The Loopline railway bridge spans the River Liffey and several streets in Dublin. It joins rail services from the south of Dublin to northern lines. D [...]
It was intended to be a memorable event in the history of the city. However, the outbreak of World War I in Europe meant that the importance of the ex [...]
Sisters of the Holy Faith dining-hall in the Coombe.
Donal Nevin, James Larkin: Lion of the Fold (Dublin, 2006).
Bird's eye view from the North East of the Beresford and Church Street housing scheme (146 dwellings), 1918.
By September nearly 20,000 workers were locked out or on strike and workers and their families faced increased hardship. This picture illustrates the [...]
Speakers photographed in Liverpool in support of Dublin workers . At back: 'Big' Jim Larkin and James Connolly. In front: Mrs Bamber (Liverpool Trades [...]
He entered William Martin Murphy's Imperial Hotel in disguise and appeared on the balcony to the crowds below, before being arrested. What used to be [...]
It prohibited the proposed meeting in Sackville St [O’Connell St] on 31 August 1913. On the 29 August 1913, before 10,000 people in Beresford Place, L [...]
At the bottom centre is James Keir Hardie, M.P. at the funeral of James Nolan on Wednesday, 3 September 1913.
Lord and Lady Aberdeen held the Viceroyalty in 1886 and again from 1906 to 1915. Both fervent Home Rulers, they were aware of [...]
Working class housing conditions in Ireland's capital city were terrible. Dublin's overcrowded and decaying Georgian terrac [...]
Major social reforms of the day seemed to benefit only the rural labourer, to help prevent a recurrence of the violence of th [...]
Bare floorboards and little furniture was the norm for Dublin tenements. Some bread lies on the table and most of the cooking utensils have to be stor [...]
A young child sleeps in a metal bed while her sister stands at the door. A chamber pot is visible in the corner: one W.C. in the yard might have to be [...]
Surrounded on all side by tenements and poorly maintained buildings. Note the propped-up building on the left hand side of the photograph.
Two tenement houses collapsed in Church Street on 2 September 1913. Fifteen people were trapped in the rubble: six died, and [...]
Note the contrast between the clothing worn by the boy on the left and the boy in the centre of the photograph.
The barefoot children on the right of the photograph seem more interested in what is happening down the other end of the street.
Two barefoot boys pose for the camera dressed in female hand-me-down clothes. They are clearly many times too big for them.
Reorganised by Margaret Aylward (1810-89), in 1853. This association also opened an orphanage in 1856 called St Brigid's, an anti-proselytising agency [...]
At the turn of the century nearly a quarter of the population of Dublin lived in one room. A building with one hundred inhabitants usually had just tw [...]
State provision for the poor of Dublin was very limited. Most of the available relief came from charitable organisations, most of them run by the Chur [...]
This photograph shows the slums near Christchurch Cathedral. They were demolished a short time later to make way for streets [...]
This led to Marshalsea (1700), first a debtors' prison, later a barracks and finally a slum. A house in this lane was used in 1803 as a depot for arms [...]
Henrietta Place is a small laneway leading from Henrietta Street to North King Street roughly parallel to Bolton Street. In t [...]
A corruption of Nangle's Place. The pump in the foreground was the only source of water. Washing a drying clothes was a daily problem for families. Th [...]