Members Only – Visit to Henrietta Street, Dublin – 9th June
June 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm£45.00
Visit to Henrietta Street, Dublin on Thursday 9 June 2022
The visit is organised so that members can travel by train from Belfast or Portadown and back.
10.05 – Arrive Connolly Station
10.10 – Travel by Luas via Busaras & Abbey St. to JERVIS and alight.
The event will begin at ‘The Church’ – at corner of Jervis St & Mary Street where we will have coffee.
St Mary’s Church was built 1699-1704 for an Anglican congregation, closed 1981 and used by the Greek Orthodox church until 1986. After it was sold the first phase of conservation began in 1998; the project was completed in 2003. Church conversion is challenging but their loss significantly alters townscapes forever so retaining them is important. At the church we will meet UAH Vice president, Dr Edward McParland, who will discuss the conversion as well as guiding us around Henrietta Street.
Henrietta Street is one of the earliest Georgian streets in Dublin; surviving houses date from the 1730s and were the first ventures by Luke Gardiner, developer of much of the north side of the city. The development of the street took many decades culminating in the building of the King’s Inn Library in 1827. It was home to many famous churchmen and politicians and was one of the most exclusive addresses in the City. After the Act of Union in 1801 many of its illustrious residents moved out and the area declined. By the 1850s many of the houses had become offices and subsequently degenerated into tenements.
UAH will visit the Tenement Museum at Number 14, which traces the history of Henrietta Street, and other properties nearby and conclude the visit at King’s Inns.
At 2.30 we will have lunch in nearby Blas allowing members time to travel home by train.
We are fortunate to be allowed access to several buildings and appreciate the generosity of owners in allowing us to do so. We are delighted to have Dr McParland as our guide and Shaffrey Associates to discuss their work in Henrietta Street.
Numbers are limited to 30 people and places will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.
Cost £45 which includes morning coffee/ entry to properties and sandwich lunch.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.