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Thread: St Brigid's Hospital Part 2 - July 19

  1. #1
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    December 2017

    Default St Brigid's Hospital Part 2 - July 19

    An unexpected success at probably my favourite asylum I've seen as of yet was a perfect way to finish off day one of our Irish trip.

    St Brigid's Hospital

    So this report follows on from my first one at this hospital, so I'm gonna leave the history from this one and you can find it here if you desire:

    Before we settled down to sleep in the forest beside the asylum, we wandered through the grounds looking at the other buildings, most of which were sealed. Surprisingly, this long two storey facility at the top of the site wasn't, and we were able to slip in before sunset and explore it. The building had a lot of interesting architectural features that reminded me of the original UK asylums that I sadly missed. One weird sighting occured out of the window, when we looked down to see two nuns playing a game of tennis in what was the asylum's car park. I guess there's always something new to see.

    Surprisingly, the power worked in almost every room.

    To finish off, we discovered rooms stacked full of patient reports, and could have spent hours reading them. It's so interesting that these were left.

    Here's the link to our documentary styled video of this site. We cover the building's past, present and future through cinematics and narration:


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

  2. Thanks given by: ducatidevil1, Hugh Jorgan, KJurbex, Mearing, ocelot397, Sabtr, stu8fish
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    Join Date
    February 2007


    Nice pics UT, interesting that so much is left in there and with power! That would suggest that it is more mothballed rather than totally abandoned which is nicer to see, I wonder if the health authority still owns it...
    Aversos Compono Animos

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    February 2008
    Rawdon Leeds


    [QUOTE=That would suggest that it is more mothballed rather than totally abandoned [/QUOTE]

    Where records are so old - that the patients are long dead, it is far cheaper to leave everything and let the demolition team deal with the clearing and burning. Demolition is my familie's business and my brother has done many 'clear-outs and burns' in his day. Because many of the larger, old buildings required drainage pumps and the like to keep the foundations dry. Where the property is to be sold for conversion, it is usual to leave the power on - until that is the buyer has made their mind up on what they are going to do with the property.

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    March 2018


    Nice one mate! Power is on in the most bizarre places, have found it functioning before in long forgotten testing facilities before so not a major surprise in this case.

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