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Thread: St Brigid's Hospital - July 19

  1. #1
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    December 2017

    Default St Brigid's Hospital - July 19

    This has been a location I've wanted to visit for the longest time, so when we eventually planned a short Ireland trip this Summer, it wasn't a question whether we'd go here or not.

    St Brigid's Hospital

    The hospital, which was designed by William Murray, opened as the Connacht Asylum in 1833. After a redrawing of the asylum district boundaries in 1850, it was renamed the Ballinasloe District Asylum. New wings were completed in 1871 and 1882. As it expanded conditions became very overcrowded with nearly 1,200 patients by the early 1900s and, having been renamed Ballinasloe Mental Hospital in the late 1920s, it accommodated some 2,000 patients by the 1950s.

    The facility became St. Brigid's Hospital in the 1950s. After the introduction of deinstitutionalisation in the late 1980s the hospital went into a period of decline and closed in 2013.

    I'm not even going to write a lot about my experiences with this place - I'll just let the pictures do the talking... (and there's a lot of them!)

    How the impressive facility looks today

    Some of the beautiful decaying corridors the expansive site has to offer

    Kitchens and wash areas

    Other miscellaneous bits

    I found the colour and the decay in this section unbelievable. Every room was priceless to me

    Here you can find the link to our documentary styled video from this one - we cover the site's past, present and future through cinematics and narration:

    Thanks for reading :)
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...

  2. Thanks given by: brickworx, Electric, etc100, Hugh Jorgan, jmcjnr, KJurbex, Mearing, paul.richards.up
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    Join Date
    July 2016
    West Midlands


    Great photos, I've enjoyed every bit of colour and detail in them. Thanks UT.
    PS: That's enough peeling paint to last me a month!
    - Stand proud, walk tall and look like you're supposed to be here. -

  5. #3
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    June 2014


    Wow thars lovely thanks for sharing!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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