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Ireland Powerstation

Poolbeg Pigeon House Power Station, Dublin (Ireland)

The Pigeon House, more formally known as the Poolbeg plant was built in the early 1900’s and was used for power generation. Out of all of the buildings I have been to, the Pigeon House was by far the hardest to find and get in. It is tucked away in the heart of a huge […]

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Ireland School/College

St. Mary’s Secondary School, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland

This building had been a two-storey convent school for girls, erected in 1901. The number of attendees dwindled and it closed in 2007. Thankfully, I got in three days before the JCBs moved in on their prey and completely demolished it. The Department of Education plan on replacing the site with a new secondary school.

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Ireland Restaurant/Cafe

Derelict Killiney Beach Tea Rooms, Dublin (Ireland)

This small building situated on the beautiful Killiney Beach is an eyesore. Covered in graffiti and home to endless piles of empty beer cans, this long abandoned site is a popular attraction for ‘sessions’ (a gathering of people where copious amounts of alcohol and other substances are consumed).

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Factory/Warehouse Ireland

Tayto Crisp Factory, Harold’s Cross, Dublin (Ireland)

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Military Site

Abandoned Military Phoenix Park Magazine Fort, Dublin (Ireland)

The Phoenix Park Magazine Fort was built in 1735 and was occupied by the Brits. By 1939 its purpose was to house the Irish Army’s stock of ammunition and guns. During the 1916 Easter Rising, members of the Irish Volunteers and Fianna Eireann attacked the fort, stole some ammunition and set fires intended to blow […]

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Ireland Office

(Old) Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

The Dublin Docklands, where these photos were shot, comprises of an array of derelict buildings. Consisting of mostly large empty warehouses, the dilapidated area is a sharp contrast to the high rise office blocks and shiny new buildings right beside it.

About Me

Hello! 🙂  I’m Lainey, the photographer and creator behind Abandoned World Photography. I’m Irish, female and urban exploration (urbex) and the photography of abandoned buildings has been my favourite hobby for over 10 years now. For some reason, climbing through a broken window of jagged glass and jumping down into the grand hall of a […]

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News

Fatal stabbing

These type of buildings hold the potential danger that people will use them for illegal and dangerous acts that may lead to harm being caused to others. Throughout the time I have been exploring these buildings I have never come across an actual person in them, but judging by the things I see in them […]

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Press

Metro Herald article

This is an article that I wrote for the Metro Herald in May, 2013 which discusses why I photograph abandoned buildings and how and where I do it. 2a588e70-beff-4194-9dd1-570a345e84f8