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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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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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