High School / History / Great Britain Ireland History
Jan 24, 2017
In 1913, Dublin was one of the biggest slums in all of Europe, but some of the highest levels of disease, poverty and crime. Families had no choice but to move into the dilapidated tenement buildings that once belonged to the rich and powerful. Let's see what living conditions were like back then. Welcome to my crib. Come on in. Let's have a look at your humble abode. I love watching Don with the place. This color is lovely. That paint just disinfects against TB. Come on. This is where we hang our washing. Oh, mind your head. This is where we have our meals. Sorry, I was at walking all day. I didn't have a chance to clean all. Don't worry, my room is just as bad. Well, maybe not this box. Let me show you where the magic happens. So is it just you and your husband living here? Oh no. It's made me husband me treat the authors and me too swords. Wow, that's a lot of people. And grandeur. And his sister and her husband, they are four boys and three girls. And his mother and father. But they're all at work today. Oh, an uncle for her car. What we have over here? Washing machine, slash bath. Slash cook and saucepan. So it's a sort of all purpose puffs. Yeah. And it comes in handy if you have to go to toilet too. That's way too much information. Well, I am a guest, so I suppose I can't judge. Okay, yeah, I've seen enough, it's time to get out of here. The best thing about this house is how story it is, not like our poor friends over in church street. I was lucky to get out of there with my life, beside truth is lots of people did lose their lives in the overcrowded tenement buildings due to malnourishment, disease, and exhaustion. On September 2nd, 1913, two houses collapsed on church street, causing 7 people to lose their lives, including three children. Thankfully, living conditions have changed some Dublin drastically since then. It is said that these awful housing and social conditions led to the lockout because Larkin recognized the appalling conditions for workers and wanted to fight for them.