The Clancy Barracks date from about 1857 and have had a long connection with artillery, cavalry, and ordnance. They have been associated with various military events including the Crimean War, the Boer War, World War 1, and the 1916 rising. The site is now being used for various film and TV show sets, most notably […]
This is one of the most challenging sites I have explored on my own. I knew security would be very high here, so I opted for a back entrance in. This meant using Google Maps to navigate through several overgrown football pitches and through very creepy woods until I came across small derelict buildings that […]
I spent months trying to find a way into this historical building that played such an important part in Irish history, specifically 1916. It is where Eamon De Valera and his men hid out when things were getting heated in Dublin during the war of independence. Another site I’ve explored that holds even more historical […]
When I see a big sign on a door saying “KEEP OUT”, my mind tells me no but my body tells me yes. It is impossible not to go in especially when you know there’s an abandoned site behind it. This derelict call centre was your standard abandoned office – old equipment still there, wires […]
I get a lot of email requests from photographers, film directors, location scouters and other urban explorers for the location details of certain places I have photographed. The most type of site people ask for details about, is a site with space to shoot photos, films etc. I have personally brought many of these people […]
Many abandoned buildings are used by squatters to sleep in, drink, take drugs or perform illegal acts. Drug use has been evident in almost every building I have photographed but has never stopped me from wanting to explore. Aldborough House was a different story. Upon arriving at the site and locating an entry point into […]
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.
I was waiting around for someone near Cork Street, Dublin (Ireland) so I decided to hop on my bike and go for a wander in the hopes of finding an abandoned building. I found this hidden gem on Cork Street and it turned out to be one of the oldest, most abandoned buildings I would […]
The Pigeon House, more formally known as the Poolbeg plant was built in the early 1900s. It’s situated by one of the most beautiful places to walk in Dublin – Sandymount Beach. Out of all of the buildings I have been to, the Pigeon House was by far the hardest to find and get in. […]
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 […]
Dates: 1814 – 2013 Number of patients: Over 2,000 Size: 30 hectares Status: Demolished Note: This was the first ever abandoned building I explored. 🙂 Grangegorman Mental Asylum (otherwise known as Richmond Asylum) was part of St. Brendan’s Hospital, a psychiatric facility located in Co Dublin, Ireland. Interestingly, it was Ireland’s first-ever public psychiatric hospital […]
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 plans on replacing the site with a new secondary school.
This small building situated along 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). Now, I won’t lie – I have joined […]
UPDATE 2021: The Dun Laoghaire Baths have been demolished and renovation is underway: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/d%C3%BAn-laoghaire-baths-being-redeveloped-after-20-years-out-of-use-1.2151632 The Dublin based Dun Laoghaire Baths, otherwise known as Rainbow Rapids, dated back to the 1790s and used to act as a public place to swim and bathe up until 1997. It was a major hit with both locals and families […]