National Heritage Week August 18th – 26th 2018

Beidh ár spás nua cúairteoira lán le hearraí ó aimsir na dtionántán ar oscailt Dé Sathairn 18 Lúnasa ag 1pm - an chéad lá den Seachtain Oidhreachta, 2018.

Our new visitor experience featuring items and memorabilia from tenement Dublin and beyond opens its doors on Saturday 18 August at 1pm - the first day of Heritage Week, 2018.

 

This marks a special day for the North Inner City Folklore Project and indeed, for everyone who is interested in the history of the area.

Come and observe our treasure trove and absorb the atmosphere that existed when these items were in regular use. The displays are accompanied by vivid pictures and recordings which bring to life the challenges and conditions that people faced in their everyday lives.

Throughout Heritage Week, local and guest speakers will offer free talks about various aspects of times past in the north inner city. There will also be daily walking tours with local historian, Terry Fagan of the North Inner City Folklore Project.

We are a small Project with a big ambition - to shine a light on the illustrious past of the North Inner City and to engage visitors with the fascinating story of the people who lived, worked and played on these streets.

Join us and experience the real Dublin

Programme of Heritage Week Events

Saturday 18 August
13:00-14:00
Introduction

Terry Fagan, founder, North Inner City Folklore Project

Welcome

Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring

Tenement Life

Poetry reading by local poet and historian, Michael Foran

14:00-15:30
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

15:30-16:00
Film: Sheriff Street in the 1960s. (27 mins)

The experience of living in Sheriff Street more than half a century ago. How many faces do you recognise?

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.

Not recommended for children under 14

Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie

Duration: 2 hours

Sunday 19 August
13:00-14:00
Documentary: The Runner & The Northside Oscar Schindler (2009)

The story of story of Christy Fagan who was sent to Ferryhouse Industrial School as a child - and the man, Jemmy Gunnery who helped him escape. Award winning radio documentary from RTÉ’s Doc on One. With introduction by Christy’s brother, Terry Fagan.

14:00-15:30
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

15:30-16:15
Murder In Monto

With Martin Coffey BA (Hons), Dublin author and historian
The story of Margaret Carroll (Martin’s great grandmother) and her sister, Nannie McLoughlin, both prostitutes, who were charged with a horrific murder that took place on the doorstep of a brothel in the Red-Light District of ‘The Monto’. Tenement Life
Poetry reading by poet and historian, Michael Foran.

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.

Not recommended for children under 14

Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours

Monday 20 August
13:00-14:00
Around the Table - An Oral History of Food in the North Inner City

Historian, Donal Fallon on his quest to find out about Dublin’s past food culture. Dockers, chip shop workers, slaughterhouse staff, street traders and market workers are among those who shared their experiences about feeding the Dubs.

14:00-15:30
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

15:30-16:00
Tenement Days Remembered

Poet and historian Michael Foran shares his memories of growing up in the North Inner City.

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Not recommended for children under 14
Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours

Tuesday 21 August
13:00-14:00
The Rare Aul Times?

A chance to hear Voices from the North Inner City - memories recorded over the past 30 years. Introduction and talk by Mary Muldowney, Historian in Residence for Dublin City's Central Area.

14:00-14:30
Film: Monto (2008) 7 mins

The history of Dublin’s most infamous Victorian Red Light district. Stories of regret, hardship and community are revealed through photographs, quotes and dramatisations. Based on interviews conducted by Terry Fagan.
Introduction by Terry Fagan

14:30-16:00
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

The history of Dublin’s most infamous Victorian Red Light district. Stories of regret, hardship and community are revealed through photographs, quotes and dramatisations. Based on interviews conducted by Terry Fagan.
Introduction by Terry Fagan

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Not recommended for children under 14
Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours

Wednesday 22 August
13:00-14:00
Around the Table - An Oral History of Food in the North Inner City

Historian, Donal Fallon on his quest to find out about Dublin’s past food culture. Dockers, chip shop workers, slaughterhouse staff, street traders and market workers are among those who shared their experiences about feeding the Dubs.

14:00-16:00
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Not recommended for children under 14
Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours

Thursday 23 August
13:00-14:00
Wait’ll I tell ye!

Sharing Stories that You Wouldn’t Read in a History Book.
With Mary Muldowney, Historian in Residence for Dublin City's Central Area.

14:00-16:00
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Not recommended for children under 14
Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours

Friday 24 August
13:00-14:30
The Boys of Foley Street (1975, 1988 and 2008) 40 mins

This RTÉ radio documentary starts in 1975 when Pat Kenny interviewed four boys between 13 and 16.
Thirteen years later, he returned to interview them again. Twenty years on, a follow-up documentary explored what happened to these children.
With introduction and talk by Louise Lowe, Anu Productions who created an immersive drama on Foley Street (just around the corner) about this aspect of our social history.

14:30-16:00
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Not recommended for children under 14
Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours

Saturday 25 August

All roads in the vicinity of the North Inner City Folklore Project closed today to facilitate the Pope’s visit to Sean MacDermott Street Church.
Please check our Facebook page for updates on today’s Heritage Week progamme.

12:00-13:00
Close the Door - Gloucester Street Magdalene Laundry (1990) 40 mins.

Personal accounts shared by women who spent their adult lives in the convent of Our Lady of Refuge - the Gloucester Street Magdalene Laundry. This documentary was first broadcast on RTÉ Radio in 1990.
Introduction by Terry Fagan, founder, North Inner City Folklore Project

13:00-14:00
Film: Moving out to the Suburbs (1964) 18 mins

More than half a century ago, people talk about moving from inner city tenements to new houses in the suburbs. Includes an opportunity to explore our new premises.

14:00-16:00
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Not recommended for children under 14
Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours

Sunday 26 August
13:00-14:00
Tenement Life – My Experience

With Terry Fagan

14:00-16:00
Explore the North Inner City Folklore Project

Take a close-up look at our recreated tenement rooms as well as displays reflecting different periods in the North Inner City. View photos of people and places – and items donated locally. Listen to recordings of memories shared. Short films will be shown throughout the week.

16:00-18:00
Guided Walking Tour - Old Tenement Dublin and Red Light District

With Terry Fagan, founder of the North Inner City Folklore Project.
Not recommended for children under 14
Bookings: Email info@folkloreproject.ie
Duration: 2 hours