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Explore #217: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum / St Brigid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #2 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ The first proper explore of our Ireland trip was an absolute beauty… History (abridged and rewritten from here and here) Connacht District Lunatic Asylum (latterly known as St Brigid’s Hospital) was one of the earliest of the Irish district asylums, and opened in Ballinasloe Co. Galway in 1833 with an intial capacity of 150. It was designed by William Murray, based on an earlier design by Francis Johnson, and built to an X-shaped…

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Glyde Court County Louth Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Ireland Access 2017 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location creepy haunting eerie

Explore #216: Glyde Court, County Louth, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #1 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ In September 2017 James, Jade, Daniel and I did a mini road trip around The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, exploring a mix of both abandoned and other locations of interest with some ‘wild’ camping en route. We all met at Stansted Airport, and were joking about some of the YouTube goons who have recently being drawing unwanted attention to our pastime by posting ‘clickbait’ videos with deliberately sensationalised titles along the…

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Explore #215: ‘Lady in Red’ Control Room, France – August 2017

Explore #7 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Please excuse the cringeworthy Urbex codename, not of my doing… History This control room is all that now remains of a former gas and oil-fired power plant, built in the early 2000s to power a paper mill next door. The mill once boasted a production output of 330,00 tonnes of paper per annum, employing almost 350 staff. Production declined during the 2010s, and after failing to sell the site it was closed down…

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