Dates: 1814 – 2013 Number of patients: Over 2,000 Size: 30 hectares Status: Demolished 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 and it was my first “abandoned building” experience. The site […]
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.
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).
The Dun Laoghaire Baths, otherwise known as Rainbow Rapids, date back to the 1790’s and used to act as a public place to swim and bathe up until 1997. There were different types of baths available to customers such as sea and fresh water, hot and cold baths, sulphur, seaweed and Russian and hot sea-water […]
The Alexandra Guild House was established in 1954 and used as a retirement home for elderly women. In 2007, it merged with Cowper Care and the residents were moved to different premises. Before doing so, the staff left a bunch of documents behind in one of the rooms. The pile of papers consisted of family […]