Events IGS Lecture: 'Spectral Mansions - The making of a Dublin tenement' with Dr Timothy Murtagh

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20.02.2024, 00:00 A.M.

In-person and online talk by Dr Timothy Murtagh author of 'Spectral Mansions - The making of a Dublin tenement, 1800-1914'

At the end of the eighteenth century, Henrietta Street was home to some of the most powerful members of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy. Yet, less than a century later, Dublin had become renowned for its deprivation and vast slums. Despite once being 'the best address in town', by 1900 almost every house on Henrietta Street was in use as tenements. In this talk based on his recent book, Dr Timothy Murtagh charts the evolution of Henrietta Street over the period 1800 to 1914.

Lecture begins at 6pm (Registration from 5.45pm)

In-person €12

Online €10 (link will be send by lunchtime on the day of the talk)

Student €5 (for student bookings, please email with a copy of your current, full-time student ID and the event title and the IGS team will contact you).


The lectures will take place in the O'Connell Room at the IGS City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. Doors open at 5.45pm. Attendees are asked to be in their seats by 5.55pm.


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