016 Waste and ruins at corner of Railway Street and Lower Gloucester Street
This photograph is one of those taken by John Cooke in 1913 to illustrate the dreadful living conditions in Dublin. Gloucester Street is now Sean McDermott Street and is located in the north inner city. Railway Street runs parallel to it. It was originally called Lower Tyrone Street and was part of the notorious “Monto” area in Dublin. Almost 800 people lived there in 1911. Gloucester Street was the site of one of the infamous Magdalen Asylums, for which a full return is given in the 1911 census.
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