The Dublin Tenements: Episode 1

From 1840s until 1970s Dublin was blighted with the worst slums in all of Europe. Generation after generation of poor Dubliners would be forced into the disease ridden tenements to survive. This is the first documentary of note to tackle this sad and under-reported subject. This episode deals with the beginnings of the slums in the 18th and 19th century and introduces the Winston family, one of the last families to live on Henrietta street.

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