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Church Street tenement collapse remembered
Scenes from the site of the Church Street disaster as they appeared in the Daily Sketch in 1913. Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives

Church Street tenement collapse remembered

Dublin, 14 December 1915 - The Church Street Disaster Committee has completed the distribution of funds subscribed for the relief of sufferers.

In the disaster, seven people lost their lives and two others were seriously injured when two tenements on Church Street in Dublin collapsed in November 1913.

Two children who were orphaned in the disaster – Patrick and William Carthy – have been placed in a boarding school and their education and future welfare are being provided for.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.