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Historical structure hospital Ireland Mental Asylum Prison

St. Brigids Hospital Asylum, County Galway, Ireland

Throughout the early to mid-1800s, there was a rapid growth in the development of mental asylums worldwide, with Ireland leading the way. A total of 22 new Irish asylums sprung up between 1810 – 1870, one of which is the now derelict St. Brigid’s Hospital, formerly known as Connacht District Lunatic Asylum (CDLA). The Connacht […]

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Ireland School/College

Abandoned School, Monkstown Farm (Dublin, Ireland)

This abandoned school was around the corner from my friend’s house and was so hidden, I only noticed it recently. The two of us popped in for a look around one day and had a bit of an adventure. Access was very easy as the school is tucked away in a residential area that’s known […]

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Farmhouse Home/House house Ireland

Abandoned House, Enniskerry, Ireland.

I used to have a rule that I never go into an abandoned house but I broke that when I went away for a weekend to Enniskerry, Ireland. I saw this derelict building on the side of the road, door wide open, so I let my curiosity get the better of me. In I went, […]

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Ireland Religious Building

Abandoned Marianella Redemptorist Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Abandoned chapels, holy water bottles, broken pianos, and sirens are what springs to mind when I remember this day. I found this site on Google one Saturday and decided to cycle straight to it as I wasn’t too far away from it. I had to climb over a big gate to get in which was […]

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Farmhouse Ireland

Abandoned Windgate Farm, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

This site was pretty cool, but it was small considering a lot of rooms were inaccessible due to flooding. The buildings that were open and derelict, were all being actively used by squatters it seemed and the amount of rubbish and graffiti implied there was a lot of drugs/drinking going on here too. Overall, it […]

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Farmhouse Ireland

Abandoned Farmhouse, Co. Wexford, Ireland

I stumbled on this abandoned farmhouse in County Wexford, Ireland one day as I was going for a Summer stroll. Sometimes, the best explorations are buildings you find spontaneously. There were a good few abandoned structures here but most of which were completely boarded up. The areas I did manage to get in to were […]

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Ireland Mental Asylum

Abandoned Portrane Mental Asylum, Co Dublin (Ireland)

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 […]

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Factory/Warehouse Ireland

Abandoned 1916 Boland’s Flour Mill, Dublin (Ireland)

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 […]

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Factory/Warehouse Ireland

Derelict Ballyfermot Warehouse, Dublin (Ireland)

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 […]

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house Ireland

Cork Street, Dublin, Ireland

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 […]

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Ireland Powerstation

Abandoned Poolbeg Pigeon House Power Station, Dublin (Ireland)

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. […]

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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 Mental Asylum

Abandoned Grangegorman Mental Asylum, Dublin (Ireland)

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 […]

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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 plans on replacing the site with a new secondary school.

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Business Historical structure Ireland Restaurant/Cafe

Abandoned Killiney Beach Tea Rooms, Dublin (Ireland)

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 […]