Almost Died Tour

Old classroom blackboard desks De Salle College School Colaiste Iosagain Ballyvourney County Cork Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Ireland Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #220: Ballyvourney De Salle College, County Cork, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #5 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ The final explore of our highly enjoyable Ireland trip was a quick look around a very decrepit former college… History Coláiste Íosagáin (to use its Gaelic name) was a boarding school, purpose-built by the Office of Public Works in two phases shortly after Irish independence around 1933 and 1939. The focus of the school was to promote and revive use of the Irish language. In 1960 the school was purchased by the De…

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wooden dividers ward Ennis District Lunatic Asylum Our Lady's Hospital Ennis County Clare Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Ireland Ballinasloe Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #219: Ennis District Lunatic Asylum / Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ On the final morning of our Irish roadtrip we decided to head to another former asylum, which whilst not being quite as photogenic as the Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, was still well worth an explore… History (abridged and rewritten from here) Ennis District Lunatic Asylum opened in 1868, built to designs by architects William Fogerty and AC Adair at a cost of £35,000. The hospital consists of an extensive range of buildings on…

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Sunset Aerial Drone from above McDermott's Castle Ruin Shell Lough Key Castle Island Overgrown when nature takes over County Roscommon Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Ireland Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #218: McDermott’s Castle, Lough Key, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ Next up we have a ruined castle which really captivated me from the moment I first saw a photo of it online… History McDermott’s castle stands on Castle Island in Lough Key, County Roscommon. The Mac Diarmada (McDermott) ruling dynasty first built a castle on the site in the 12th century, and repeatedly came under seige in the 13th century. The McDermotts lost the island in 1586, and the current folly castle was…

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