Iveagh Trust Museum Flat

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Things to do in County Dublin, Ireland - Iveagh Trust Museum Flat - YourDaysOut
Bull Alley St, Wood Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Viewing can be arranged for small groups by appointment only.
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For the past 120 years, the Iveagh Trust has offered affordable rented housing to people on low incomes, and good quality hostel accommodation for homeless men. The Trust owns and manages about 1,350 units of social rented and hostel accommodation in Dublin City and suburbs. This includes the famous Iveagh Hostel in central Dublin for homeless men (195 bedrooms). A number of housing complexes were built by the Trust to replace slum dwellings in the area of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Patrick Street and Christ Church Cathedral between 1896 and 1945. The work was funded by the Guinness family at a time when Dublin city had the worst housing in the British Isles. In the early 1900s the flight of the middle class from the inner city to new suburbs left 50% of city dwellers in tenements. 33% of families lived in just one room. Insanitary, unhealthy conditions and extremely high mortality rates prevailed. Flat 3B on the Bull Alley Estate is the only flat in The Iveagh Trust stock which...

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