NUMBER 5 HENRIETTA STREETS

HENRIETTA SUITES PHOTOGRAPHED OCTOBER 2019

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No 3 on Henrietta Street is now an Aparthotel and that did catch me by surprise as I had believed that is was being redeveloped as office space but I was delighted when I discovered just how good the restoration of the building is. If you are planning to stay in Dublin you really should consider Henrietta Suites [my understanding is that the cost is about Euro 190 per night for two adults]

Below is what I said back in 2017:

I have lived a few yards away from this house for about twenty years and its condition gets worse every month. Every year we are told that there is a plan in place but nothing appears to happen. It is now early 2017 and my understanding is that planning application is being prepared for conservation and new use following a change of ownership in 2016.


Number 3 and Number 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin, are among the most historically important Georgian properties in Ireland. No. 14 is to become a museum and should open to the public later this year.

In the year 2000 Dublin City Council made a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on the two houses under Section 22 of the 1999 Planning and Development Act, which allows the council to seize abandoned or neglected buildings.

However, Marie Underwood - a Dalkey-based property owner - came forward to claim the two historic properties as hers and dispute the council's right to take them over. Both buildings were eventually acquired by Dublin City Council. This time last year the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced a grant of €1.5 million for a “tenement museum” at 14 Henrietta Street and construction work is currently ongoing.
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