The Tenters public housing scheme in Dublin 8 was one of Dublin’s most ambitious public housing schemes, constructed c.1922 as a response to the housing crisis of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries. Historic mapping (1888-1913) shows the area prior to development with the site labelled as ‘Tenter Fields Market Gardens’. The name tenterfield relates to the former industrial practices of the area where cloth was hung out in the large open spaces on tenterhooks. The scheme was originally known as Fairbrother’s Field and was the first tenant-purchase scheme in the new State.
The scheme is approaching its 100th year and the Conservation Section of Dublin City Council wish to produce a short (5-10min) documentary on the area to raise awareness of the architectural, historical, social and cultural importance of the city’s 20th century social housing programme and to further nurture the strong community interest in the area.The documentary would assist with community engagement in the area.
Showing of this documentary expected in summer 2022, to celebrate the centenary of the Tenters public Housing scheme.The event will be available to the public, free of charge in an open space in the Tenters Residential Area. The film will be available online on You Tube, via a publically accessible platform. More information to follow.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.