009 Smullen's Court
This photograph is one of those taken by John Cooke in 1913 to illustrate the dreadful living conditions in Dublin. Smullen’s Court was one of the many “courts” in Dublin, hidden behind the main streets of the city and often built on the gardens of formerly grand Georgian houses. The families living in the courts – sometimes two to a single cottage – shared a single toilet and tap. In a large number of cases, families of up to eight could share a two-roomed shanty. In this photo chickens run freely in the dirt of the alley and the windows of the tenement house facing us are broken.
View the location of Smullen's Court on the 1914 OSI Map.
Please note that you cannot use the back arrow to navigate from the OSI map page as it will bring you to an another version of the map. To return to the Derelict Dublin gallery, select the arrow down (Recent Pages) key directly to the left of the address bar and select Smullen's Court.
See the inhabitants of Smullen's Court as listed in the 1911 census.