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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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Explore #119: Odeon Cinema, Colchester, Essex – January 2015

After our all-too brief revisit to Severalls Asylum and a traditional post-explore breakfast at McDonald’s, we decided to pay an impromptu visit to this old cinema… History The Odeon cinema, formerly the Regal cinema, was built in 1931 and designed by well-known cinema architect Cecil Masey. As well as showing films the cinema also hosted live events, including the Rolling Stones who played two shows there in September 1964. In the 1970s it was known as the Odeon Film Centre,…

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Explore #117: Castle of Sammezzano, aka Non Plus Ultra / the Fairytale Castle, Italy – December 2014

Explore #6 of the Wet, with excitement Tour. The third and final day of our wintry long weekend in Italy was a traditional pre-dawn start. Our target: an incredible disused ‘fairytale’ castle… History (compiled and rewritten from here, here, and here) The Castle of Sammezzano was originally built in 1605 by Spanish nobleman Ximenes of Aragon. However, the castle truly became unique in the 19th century when Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the property, and over the course of nearly 40…

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